New Jurassic World Images Reveal Genetic Dinosaur Hybrid Indominus Rex

Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 4:56PM
Jurassic World
Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 4:56PM
New Jurassic World Images Reveal Genetic Dinosaur Hybrid Indominus Rex

The news Jurassic World would feature genetically modified hybrids was met with both excitement and dubiousness, and with good reason, as the premise has the potential to be either really scary or really cheesy. Now, we have our first hint as to which one it will be, as Colin Trevorrow has revealed the first glimpse at mutant monster Indominus Rex:

 

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[Credit: Universal Pictures]

 

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[Credit: Universal Pictures]

 

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[Credit: Universal Pictures]

 

The official description of the creature reads: "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."

 

It seems that this dinosaur will be the primary antagonist that Chris Pratt will team up with velociraptors to wrangle. From the second photo, it seems that the dinosaur will have a few feathers, likely as a reaction to fan upset that the dinosaurs wouldn't be realistic.

 

The first image is unsetting, but we don't have too much of a sense of whether the dinosaur will be scary or underwhelming. But we're cautiously optimistic, and especially hoping that Trevorrow takes a cue from the Star Wars franchise and lays off the CGI, for the most part.

 

Jurassic World comes out on June 12.

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