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Apparently the events of the first three Jurassic Park movies weren’t enough warnings, because the folks manning Isla Island in Jurassic World have created an even more fearsome, genetically enhanced dinosaur. We’ve only heard Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters speak of it with the utmost fear in the Jurassic World trailer, but now the official site has unveiled our first look at the beast.
Look at those chompers! According to details gleaned from JurassicWorld.com, this teaser photo is of the new dinosaur known as the Indominus Rex. As if this wasn't terrifying enough, his teeth are constantly regrowing themselves, as a shark's would. You can get a better sense of his shape with the official silhouette as well:
As noted by the site, the Indominus' full form may look like the famous T-Rex, but it has distinct facial attributes that set it apart. Standing at 40 feet, this beast can move at 30 mph while confined to its cage, but unleashed on the world and… well, we’ve seen the chaos it can wreak when given the entire island to roam. As seen in the aforementioned trailer, it easily shredded the park’s mechanical tourist vehicles, climbed the walls of his cage with little effort, and his maneuverability forced Pratt’s character to enlist the help of his raptors to chase it down. While these top images are only teases, we do get a sense of Indominus’ shape, and we can estimate his massive size by the looks of his cage. If this thing can’t contain him, what can?
As Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow revealed a while back, the Indominus Rex was created because of a corporate mandate for something new, bigger and with way more teeth to help the struggling Jurassic World stay open for business. While it appears that’s exactly what they got, Chris Pratt’s Owen is apparently the only one who thought that this might not be the best idea. He's on Isla Island to study raptors and even mingle with them, which means he knows how these creatures and other dinosaurs behave. Plus, history should’ve tipped someone off to the destruction that would ensue with something of this scale. The first film saw the T-Rex and raptors tearing up Isla Island, the second saw the king of the dinosaurs rampaging through San Diego, and the third saw what happens when a small plane even flies remotely close to one of these dino-infested locations.
Trevorrow also stated that, much like the other dinosaurs whose DNA was spliced together with that of frogs, the geneticists who created Indominus filled its DNA strands with that of other animals. This proved to be a devastating idea in the first film, as this meant the dinos could change their sex as a means of ensuring procreation. Hopefully, Indominus won’t have some hidden secrets hiding up its metaphorical sleeves, but I guess we’ll find out when the film drops into theaters on June 12th.