Jurassic World Could Feature People Riding Pterodactyls

By Brent McKnight | 7 years ago

Jurassic WorldWe’re already rather excited by the prospect of director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, the much ballyhooed return to the dinosaur-centric franchise Steven Spielberg introduced us to in 1993. But as awesome, and honestly a little bit crazy, as it sounds, it may have just become a little more insane and amazing. As it turns out, there may be people riding on the backs of flying dinosaurs, namely pterodactyls. Take a moment to think about that and let that little nugget fully digest.

As you probably assumed, this is just a rumor, and judging from the nature of this information, it wouldn’t surprise any of us if this turns out to be false. But what the hell, it sounds like fun. The speculation began with a couple of tweets on the Jurassic Park Legacy forum. And really, if you can’t trust someone with the Twitter handle DrPhD about up to the minute movie news, who the hell can you trust in this world? Check them out for yourselves.

Here are a few reasons why it is entirely possible that this could happen. We know that the action is set on Isla Nublar, the site of the original movie, and that John Hammond’s (Richard Attenborough) dream of creating a theme park with real live dinosaurs has come to fruition after a number of disastrous attempts. This has subsequently become the most visited tourist destination in the world.

So we know they have dinosaurs. Check that off the list. And from the pictures of a map of the park that leaked out earlier, we know that there is an aviary on the premises, where, presumably, they have flying breeds, like the pterodactyl. It’s safe to assume that this particular breed is in fact present on the island.

We also know that the resort will have many attractions aside from the dinosaur tours, like rides and golf and shopping. Chris Pratt’s character is reportedly responsible for training the dinosaurs at the park, and what dinosaur would need more training than one that tourists are paying money to ride? There were also leaks, which Trevorrow later confirmed, that there will be “good” dinosaurs fighting “bad” dinosaurs, and it is easy to jump to the conclusion that some of these good guy dinos could be the ones he trained. Perhaps one of them is a pterodactyl that someone will ride into battle.

And we also know that the people who run the park, from a money perspective, are rather reckless. Not content to rake in ungodly amounts of money, they tinker with nature yet again, splicing various strains of dinosaur DNA with the likes of a snake and a cuttlefish, to create a new breed, one that escapes and wreaks havoc. If they’re willing to do this to make a buck, who is to say that they wouldn’t let people ride wild reptile for a few extra shekels?

Granted, this is all probably total bullshit, but it’s entertaining bullshit to speculate about. Would you like to see people riding a pterodactyl?

Jurassic World opens everywhere June 12, 2015.