A Key Character From Jurassic Park Is Returning!

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Lewis Dodgson is returning for Jurassic World: Dominion! Campbell Scott will play the iconic character from the first Jurassic Park film. Collider exclusively broke the news earlier today. 

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From Collider: 

Veteran character actor Campbell Scott has joined the cast of Jurassic World: Dominion as a key character from the original Jurassic Park, Collider has exclusively learned.


Sources say that Scott will play Lewis Dodgson, the mysterious man in the red shirt and sunglasses who provided Wayne Knight‘s Dennis Nedry with a fake can of Barbasol shaving cream to store the stolen dinosaur embryos. When Nedry is killed by a Dilophosaurus, the canister containing the embryos is buried in mud… but perhaps it will resurface in Dominion?


In Michael Crichton‘s original Jurassic novel, Dr. Lewis Dodgson was the head of product development at genetics company BioSyn, a rival of InGen. BioSyn is not mentioned in Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park, which finds actor Cameron Thorplaying Dodgson. Thor is now a convicted sex offender, which is why the role has been recast. Dodgson also played a large part in Crichton’s sequel, The Lost World, though the character did not appear in Spielberg’s 1997 movie.


In Jurassic World: Dominion, Dodgson has been promoted to CEO of Biosyn Genetics, but only time will tell whether the character proves to be the threequel’s big villain. Either way, Dodgson’s reemergence may serve as the catalyst for the return of the franchise’s three original heroes, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), all of whom  will have sizable roles  in Dominion.

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