Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park largely relied on a T-Rex and raptors to terrorize the main characters of the film. Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World will also feature a Tyrannosaurus Rex as well as a gang of raptors (under the charge of Chris Pratt’s character, Owen); however, what separates Jurassic World from its predecessors is a new “hybrid” dinosaur.
Although the first Jurassic World trailer showed how Owen feels about the new creature - “Probably not a good idea” - the hybrid has mostly been kept under wraps. Now, new information released about Jurassic World confirms prior rumors about the dinosaur and offers plenty of fresh details.
The Jurassic World official site features a profile for each of the many dinosaurs housed in the titular theme park - including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Stegosaurus, and the new Indominus Rex. The hybrid dino’s page lists the Indominus Rex as a carnivore with a “very high” aggression index (comparatively, the aggression index for a T-Rex is “high”).
Additionally, the dinosaur’s name means “Fierce or Untamable King” and its length is “currently 40ft.” An additional fact about the Indominus Rex reveals that its teeth “are being constantly replaced,” which is common among Theropods and many kinds of sharks. The profile also offers a more detailed description of how the scientists created the Indominus Rex:
“We set out to make Indominus the most fearsome dinosaur ever to be displayed at Jurassic World. The genetic engineers at our Hammond Creation Lab have more than delivered.
At first glance, Indominus most closely resembles a T. Rex. But its distinctive head ornamentation and ultra-tough bony osteoderms can be traced from Theropods known as Abeliosaurs. Indominus' horns have been placed above the eye orbit through genetic material hybridized from Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Gigantosaurus. Fearsome indeed.
Indominus' roar is estimated to reach 140-160db—the same as a 747 taking off and landing. And it can reach speeds of 30 mph...while confined to its enclosure. Come experience Indominus Rex for yourself beginning this summer. If you dare.”
New photos from the Jurassic World site also reveals the first official look at a small part of the Indominus Rex, its habitat, and the scientists that helped create the dinosaur:
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These new images for Jurassic World fall short of offering a complete look at the Indominus Rex as it will appear in the final cut of the film, but the website profile does provide a better picture of how the hybrid was created - and perhaps what to expect from the dinosaur in the film. An aggression index higher than the T-Rex is certainly meant to insinuate that the dino will be much scarier than those of previous Jurassic Park films.
However, whether the Indominus Rex will be as successful in terrorizing moviegoers as Spielberg’s T-Rex and raptors remains to be seen. Of course, it’s difficult to predict since we haven’t seen the Indominus Rex in action. Perhaps the hybrid will be revealed in the forthcoming Jurassic World Super Bowl TV spot?
Jurassic World hits theaters June 12th, 2015.
Source: Jurassic World Official Site