With The Avengers: Age of Ultron’s theatrical release on the horizon, major upcoming blockbusters have been flaunting their stuff as of late. First Star Wars: The Force Awakens blew us away; then came Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; and then there was The Fantastic Four. Now it’s Jurassic World’s turn to show off some big screen mayhem:
Set 22 years after the events in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film, Jurassic World begins with Dr. John Hammond’s life-long dream being realized, and Isla Nublar fully functioning as a dinosaur theme park. Unfortunately, however, the novelty of living dinos has worn off, and the executives work to find a way to boost ticket sales once again. Their solution is to genetically create a new dinosaur – known as the Indominus Rex – but this plan backfires when the incredibly dangerous creature manages to escape its pen and stir up some chaos.
Every Jurassic Park film has attempted to up the ante. The second one saw T-Rex rampaging through the mainland, and the third installment of the original trilogy saw Alan Grant leading two desperate parents on a mission to save their son lost in dino-infested territory. So, with the attraction fully up and running, how does Jurassic World raise the stakes? Easy. Indominus Rex.
According to Claire Dearing (Howard), attendance spikes at Jurassic World whenever a new attraction is revealed. "Corporate thought genetic modification would up the wow factor," so they came up with something designed to be bigger than the T-Rex. The marketing campaign for this highly anticipated cinematic event has been keeping the Indominus Rex under wraps — with the exception of the toy version unveiling at the International Toy Fair. So, would you like to finally meet the new "clever girl" who’s killing dinosaurs for sport? Watch the footage above.
Prior to the big trailer reveal, Universal released a crop of Jurassic World posters, highlighting the snout of the Indominus Rex, a Great White Shark-gorging sea beast, and Pratt riding to the rescue with his raptor army. But it looks like none of them are capable of withstanding Indominus. The people running Jurassic World did their jobs so well that they created a monster that can tear metal vehicles to shreds, is smart enough to rip the tracking device out from underneath its own skin, and likes to kill brontosauruses for fun. If you weren’t on board for the latest venture to Isla Nublar, this new trailer should do the trick.
Colin Trevorrow directs the new film – based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Derek Connolly – and the excellent cast includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and Judy Greer.
Jurassic World will be in theaters on June 12th.