In one of those absolutely classic ‘what could possibly go wrong?’ scenarios, the trailer for Jurassic World revealed that scientists at the park had genetically engineered a brand new dinosaur to please fickle tourists.
Overnight, we received our first glimpse of this dinosaur, called Indominus Rex, via the Jurassic World website. While the big reveal is still to come, below are some images of this all-destroying, Chris Pratt-baiting hell beast:
Per the description on the site:
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.
Here’s a silhouetted side view of the creature:
There’s a Lego Jurassic World game coming later this year, and it will reportedly cover the story lines of all four movies, which means holy shit, you guys, we’ll get to play as Lego Jeff Goldblum and Lego Julianne Moore.
In case you need a refresher on the Jurassic World trailer, here you go: