Jurassic World Confirms Appearance By One Badass Jurassic Park Star

B.D. Wong isn’t the only familiar face we’ll be seeing in Jurassic World. There’s another, bigger, more vicious predator from the first Jurassic Park film that will stomp her way in the new installment. Hopefully you can tell which character we’re talking about already, but just in case, it’s the original T. Rex.

We knew that there would be a T. Rex in Jurassic Wolrd — you just can’t have a Jurassic Park movie without the big gal herself — but director Colin Trevorrow recently told The LA Times’ Hero Complex that it’s the same one from the first film.

The T. Rex in this movie is the same T. Rex from Jurassic Park. … She’s been on the island for 22 years. She’s still alive. She’s a little older, and she’s angry.

There are a lot of dinosaurs populating Jurassic World, which sees a day when the human populace sees going to a zoo filled with living dinos as common as vacationing in Disney World. We’ve seen the pterodactyls, the Great White Shark-eating mosasaurus and the still-menacing velociraptors, but we haven’t yet heard that signature roar from the franchise’s signature beast. Hopefully this means she’ll come in at the last minute to save Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) from certain annihilation by the Indominus Rex — perhaps even in mid-leap. That would certainly be an epic throwback to the final moments of Jurassic Park.

The dinosaurs are said to have as big of a part as the human relationships. While it’s fine and dandy to see Owen pontificate on playing God and the pride of man, we want to see some dinosaurs! Phil Tippett, the genius who supervised the creation of these creatures in the first Jurassic Park, is back on dino duty for Jurassic World. It’s unclear exactly how much practical effects will be used, as all the trailers and promotional materials have pegged this to be a VFX extravaganza, but Hero Complex revealed something else that’s just as interesting and awe-inspiring than a mechanical triceratops breathing in and out.

Jurassic World raptors

According to the publication, all the velociraptors are actually actors wearing motion-capture suits. In the style of the apes from the recent Planet of the Apes movies, this technology allows each creature to move in a unique way. The Jurassic Park of 1993 also had actors performing as these predators, but they were wearing suits instead.

Jurassic World will hit theaters starting June 12, and you can see all these dinosaurs come to life.