We’ve met one of the villains in Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming feature Jurassic Word, in the form of that nasty new, lab-grown dinosaur that’s a mixture of T-rex, Velociraptor, snake, and cuttlefish DNA. It’s hard to have a monster be the bad guy, and in that spirit, we’ve now got our first look at Vincent D’Onofrio’s character, who we’ve heard plays the human antagonist in the return to the Jurassic Park franchise.
D’Onofrio plays Vic Hoskins. In addition to running the theme park, the Masrani Corporation also has a great variety of interests around the globe, and as such, they have lots of assets to keep secure. Good old Vic is in charge of all of protecting all of this, and in this handy dandy, corporate introduction, you get the distinct impression that things are not always so simple and straightforward as they want you to think. You can’t help but presume that Vic and company are also responsible for “dealing” with internal problems for the company. He seems like the kind of guy who has disappeared the body of a whistleblower once or twice.
Vic may lead In-Gen’s private security division, but it certainly looks like he’s the head of his own personal military force, and a well-armed, well-funded one at that. They do not appear to be a group to trifle with. When the newly cooked up dinosaur, the Idominous rex as we’ve learned to call it, escapes and goes on a kill-crazy rampage throughout the now-open theme park, it’s easy to imagine that Vic and his team are going to be an integral part of hunting it down.
We’ll have to wait and see how well they do in their quest, but given what we’ve seen with Chris Pratt’s Owen character leading a pack of trained Velociraptors into battle. That’s going to be fun.
The other day we saw a new toy that appears to indicate that there may be more than one custom built dinosaur roaming the park, though you should always be wary of putting too much faith in a line of plastic playthings.
Jurassic World opens everywhere June 12.