Jurassic World is getting closer and closer to its opening date of June 12, 2015. As that date continues to loom closer, details will be leaked and shared. So if you don’t want to know details about Jurassic World’s destructive dino… time to hit the back button. I’m going to make sure that there is no accidental spoilers for those who don’t want them. So before I get to the spoilage, here’s the public spoiler-free knowledge that is out there about Jurassic World.
First off, the official trailer has hit the internet and it is pretty awesome. Here it is if you haven’t seen it before:
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993,) Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by the late John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.”
Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars:
- Chris Pratt – Owen
- Bryce Dallas-Howard – Claire
- Ty Simpkins – Gray
- Nick Robinson – Zach
- Vincent D’Onofrio – Morton
- Irrfan Kahn – Masrani
- BD Wong – Henry Wu
- Omar Sy
- Jake Johnson – Lowery
- Judy Greer
- Lauren Lapkus – Vivien
- Katie McGrath
- Brian Tee – Hamada
- Andy Buckley
- James DuMont
Now, if you don’t want to know or see any spoilers, please don’t scroll beyond the following picture!
Alright, if you are reading this still… you have been warned. This isn’t a massive spoiler but Director Colin Trevorrow did want people to be surprised by the initial reveal of what was formerly known as the the D-Rex.
First off, the D-Rex (short for Diabolus Rex) is no longer the proper name for this dino. It will now be known as the Indominus Rex (I-Rex… did Apple create this dinosaur?) The name means fierce, untamable king… which seems appropriate from what we know about the film. It is a hybrid of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, a Cuttlefish and a Death Adder. This whole hybrid concept should come as no surprise to fans of the franchise as gaps in the DNA sequence were filled with hybrid technology in the original Jurassic Park. Photos of Indominus Rex actually came from what appears to be some birthday party decorations/plates. A better look may appear during a Super Bowl commercial but here is the first look (the next trailer will be better I think)
Here’s what Indominus Rex will look like:
So what do you think?
It’s interesting looking at the Indominus Rex because I can definitely see how he is the hybrid of what was mentioned before, particularly the Raptor. I’m guessing T-Rex helps with the size. The cuttlefish thing could be interesting as they are known to be incredibly intelligent and also have some neurotoxins in their saliva… which could be bad for those it pursues. Then there is the Death Adder or Acanthophis… these snakes are known to ambush their prey (much like the clever Velociraptors). They use their tails as bait and then when the prey shows interest, they lash out faster than any other snake in the world with their venomous fangs that cause paralysis that leads to complete respiratory shutdown within six hours… now imagine that in a massive predatory dinosaur combined with all those other qualities I mentioned and you have the Indominus Rex. Oh, and don’t forget the franchise too so all of these things will probably be enhanced a bit?
So what do you think of Indomius Rex? Are you looking forward to this movie or have they gone too far off the deep end? I personally think it’s going to be a terrifyingly great movie that will hopefully ignite the imagination of my childhood as Jurassic Park did two decades ago.
Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below!
Make it a GREAT day!
- Mr. DAPs