It’s hard to believe, but the Tyrannosaurus Rex is so, early 90s. With the T-Rex being the baddie of the original, it was almost a given that this new start to hopefully a new franchise would feature a new dino-villain. While we have seen glimpses of the I-Rex for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, nothing has been anything near revealing, really keeping the look of the I-Rex a secret, understandably. And while these new looks below don’t reveal the full dino, just yet, they are still some pretty cool (and new) looks.
Like I said, nothing major is revealed in these new images. But it does lead to something interest, are these just a preview of what’s to come in just a few days, say… a Super Bowl trailer? It’s known that Jurassic World will debut some new looks during the big game on Sunday, could it be that we will get our first full look at the Indominus Rex? I sure as hell hope so!
For those of you who don’t know, the I-Rex is a genetic hybrid of several other dino’s – which means it was ‘cooked up in a lab’ by man, the first of its kind.
The new images were released on the official website for Jurassic World, and along with it came an official description of 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 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.”
I for one am extremely excited for the reveal of the I-Rex. I also understand the way Universal is going about and holding back the reveal for as long as possible. Quite honestly, I would be totally happy with seeing the creature for the first time when I’m sitting down in the theater watching Jurassic World for the first time. Either way, if the I-Rex is revealed this Sunday or two weeks from now, there shouldn’t be any kind disappointment in the hybrid dino we’ll be getting. Just from the teaser moments in the first trailer, the dino looked to be absolutely terrifying and one formidable foe for Chris Pratt and his pack of Raptors to go after.
The description above is fantastic, definitely something we’ve been waiting for. But by far, the best comment on the I-Rex comes in another note posted on the site with the images:
“Indominus’ teeth are being constantly replaced—a genetic distinction common to all Theropods as well as nearly all sharks.”
Is it just me, or does that sound like something out of the Jaws handbook? Jurassic Jaws!
Here’s the best image out of the three. Yes, it’s a little less revealing then we would have liked at this point, but how can you not think that it’s just awesome? The scariest thing to imagine is to see a big dino creep out of the shadows.
Jurassic World stomps into theaters on June 12th, 2015. Directed by Colin Trevorrow starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, Omar Sy, Brian Tee, and BD Wong.