The T-Rex is front and center in the brand new IMAX poster for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Despite the bulk of promotional material aiming at the new hybrid dinosaur, the Indoraptor, this poster is bringing the series back to its roots.
Set three years after the events of Jurassic World, director J.A. Bayona's Fallen Kingdom reunites operations manager-turned-activist Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and former dinosaur trainer Owen Grady (Owen Pratt) with the ill-fated Isla Nublar. What begins as a rescue mission to save the dinosaurs from an eruptive volcano transforms into a dark conspiracy that puts the entire human race at risk of extinction. The sequel introduces some new characters into the franchise, like John Hammond's former partner Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), IT technician Franklin Webb (Justice Smith), and dinosaur auctioneer Gunnar Eversol (Toby Jones), while also bringing back Jeff Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park and The Lost World. Now, embracing the movie's epic scale, the brand new IMAX poster pits a helpless character against a hungry T-Rex in a sequence showcased in the final Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer.
The IMAX poster comes courtesy of IGN, detailing a scene from the film in which a character is hanging from a helicopter's rope ladder in the middle of a rain storm. In the trailer, the unidentified character is in the midst of fleeing from a T-Rex. However, just nearly making an escape, a Mesosaurus leaps out of the water and eats him whole. What's more is that the official tagline revealed in the poster, "The park is gone," directly contrasts the tagline from Jurassic World, "The park is open."
Now, even though the Mesosaurus isn't shown in this poster, this marks the second time the Jurassic World series used a scene involving a Mesosaurus in an IMAX poster. In this case, the T-Rex is included for the sake of misdirection, but in the original Jurassic World IMAX poster, a Mesosaurus is showcased front and center in a massive aquarium tank preparing to eat a great white shark whole.
Though it's unclear how pivotal this unknown character will be in the movie, their outfit is a direct callback to the original Jurassic Park. The character Dennis Nedry also wore a yellow rain jacket in the middle of a storm before he was attacked and eaten by a dinosaur (in his case, it was a Dilophosaurus).
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018
- Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021