When it came time to put together a new Jurassic Park movie, it was pretty much a given that we’d be getting a new dinosaur to add to the mix as well. Indeed, director Colin Trevorrow cooked up the “Indominus Rex” for his upcoming sequel Jurassic World, and the first image of the new dinosaur has finally been revealed. Well okay, I shouldn’t say “revealed” since it’s just a tease of the predator and not a full shot, but it is our first introduction to this quite terrifying creature. The animal is not an organically created being, as he comes about thanks to genetic hybridization in the film. Yep, some very smart people (all of whom are aware of the disasters that plagued the first three films) decided it would be wise to create a new dinosaur from scratch.
The new dino was created to be a new attraction at the functioning park at the center of Jurassic World, and its official description courtesy of the official Jurassic World site (via ScreenCrush) is as follows:
We set out to make Indominus the most fearsome dinosaur ever to be displayed at Jurassic World. The genetic engineers at our Hammond Creation Lab have more than delivered. At first glance, Indominus most closely resembles a T. Rex. But its distinctive head ornamentation and ultra-tough bony osteoderms can be traced from Theropods known as Abeliosaurs. Indominus’ horns have been placed above the eye orbit through genetic material hybridized from Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Giganotosaurus. Fearsome indeed.
Indominus’ roar is estimated to reach 140-160db—the same as a 747 taking off and landing. And it can reach speeds of 30 mph…while confined to its enclosure. Come experience Indominus Rex for yourself beginning this summer. If you dare.
I guess now we know why Chris Pratt’s character needs raptors to help him hunt this thing. Fingers crossed we get a practically-created marvel in the vein of the T-rex from the first film, and not some CG-loaded creature.
New Jurassic World dinosaur image below. The film opens in theaters on June 12th.