Long before the first footage for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World roared onto the Internet, speculation ran rampant about the possibility of the reboot-cum-sequel incorporating genetically-modified dinosaurs into the mix to spice things up a little — because recreating creatures from a bygone era is just too pedestrian, right?
Fast forward to the present day and we know much more about the core storyline for the franchise’s fourth installment, which will see the park fulfil its initial promise and swing its gargantuan doors open to the public. And there’s one attraction that stands head and shoulders (quite literally) above the other dinosaurs: the recently-revealed Indominus Rex, which stars in this brand new TV spot for Jurassic World.
Though it doesn’t reveal the menacing hybrid in all its glory, the snippet does a good job of ramping up the tension and lending the beast a sense of gravitas. Elsewhere, we see more evidence of Chris Pratt channeling his Star Lord aura to tame a few velociraptors, while the final shot is a wonderful callback to the seminal T-Rex scene from Spielberg’s classic.
Jurassic World stomps into theaters on June 12, replete with human-trained raptors and hybrid dinos. And to gain an understanding of the latter creation ahead of time, check out Universal’s rather foreboding breakdown of the film’s main attraction.
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 Giganotosaurus. 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.