You’ve no doubt wondered exactly what director Colin Trevorrow has up his dinosaur-sized sleeves when it comes to making innovations to the adventure park at the center of the highly anticipated Jurassic World. And we now have our first full official description for the film’s new big baddie, the dreaded, genetically modified Indominus rex. It really makes you wonder why anyone would try to make this beast a tourist attraction, as it could obviously eat an entire family as a mid-afternoon snack.
The new images and descriptions can be found at the Jurassic World website, seen among the rest of the dinosaurs. We’d recently gotten an unofficial look at Indominus rex a while back, but I’m glad the marketing team didn’t wait until right before the film comes out to bring this badass to the forefront of audiences’ minds. I certainly hope it makes a big appearance in the next trailer.
Here’s part of the Indominus rex’s description. I can’t wait to hear this mother roar:
At first glance, Indomnius 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 140-160 db—the same as a 747 taking off and landing. And it can reach speeds of 30 m.p.h….while confined to its enclosure. Come experience Indominus Rex for yourself beginning this summer. If you dare.
What’s more, it’s mega-mouth is unique because its teeth are all constantly replacing themselves, in much the same way that sharks work. I almost wish they had worked a little monkey DNA into the Indominus rex so that we could see it leaping from tree to tree as well as hauling ass and stomping things. Maybe in Jurassic Solar System or whatever the sequel is called.
Check out the vague, but still awesome shot of the Indominous rex and its toothy grimace below. Is it just me, or does it seem like monsters in movies just love hanging out in smoke, where it’s probably hard as hell to breathe?
But not to worry. It probably won’t escape the very first time you head to the park. So feel free to take this welcome to heart, knowing it’ll be everyone else that falls victim to this bad boy.
Jurassic World comes bounding into theaters on June 12.