'Jurassic World' Toy Images Reveal the Fearsome Indominus Rex

Friday, 13 February 2015 09:58 Written by  iamrogue
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'Jurassic World' Toy Images Reveal the Fearsome Indominus Rex

The big threat in Jurassic World isn't a T-Rex or even velociraptors.  Nope, it's a beast that makes mincemeat out of both of those dinos, a beast unlike any other that's ever walked the Earth before.

It's the Indominus Rex, a killing machine genetically engineered to be the most fearsome land predator the world has ever seen.  When this 40-foot-tall bastard breaks loose, it wreaks havoc on the fully-functional Jurassic World, turning the island of tourists into a D-Rex buffet.

Universal Pictures has been keeping glimpses of the creature quick and vague, but some new pictures of Jurassic World merchandise give our first good look at the Indominus Rex, along with a few fan-favorite dinosaurs.

Many fans have cried foul over the very idea of this beast, but director Colin Trevorrow provided a good explanation last year, saying, the D-Rex is a "new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists. The gaps in her sequence were filled with DNA from other species, much like the genome in the first film was completed with frog DNA. This creation exists to fulfill a corporate mandate—they want something bigger, louder, with more teeth. And that’s what they get."

"This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level. For me, it’s a natural evolution of the technology introduced in the first film," the director explained.

Though the Indominus Rex has some nifty abilities like light camouflage, this Toy Fair 2015 picture from Entertainment Weekly shows that the dino is indeed just a dino.  She basically looks like the T-Rex's scarier cousin, with longer arms and some nasty scales that up the ugly factor.

The D-Rex is of a piece with Trevorrow and co-writer Derek Connolly's thematic approach to a fourth Jurassic Park movie.

"What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth," said Trevorrow, "and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves."

As for the human cast, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins.  The only actor returning from previous installments is BD Wong, who appeared in Jurassic Park as geneticist Henry Wu.

A new in-world promotional video slyly hyping the sequel's June 12th release serves as an introduction to D'Onofrio's security-minded character, Vic Hoskins, who is destined to become dinosaur food.

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