'Jurassic World' Website Teases Genetic Hybrid Dino Indominus Rex
by Ethan Anderton
January 29, 2015
Last fall, the first official viral site for Jurassic World launched, right along with the website for the film and the park itself. If you haven't checked out the Jurassic World website, you should go click around and explore. And that's because you might find something cool like the genetically modified hybrid dinosaur hinted at but barely seen in the first trailer for the film. Thanks to the website we now know that the new dinosaur is called Indominus Rex. We don't yet get to see the whole dino, as they're likely saving that for the movie, but we do get to see his teeth bared, and also where he's being kept in the park. Look below!
Here's the sneak peak at the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World (via ScreenCrush):
The site has this to say about the dinosaur cooked up in a lab:
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.
You can still watch the first trailer for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World right here.
Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), who rewrote the script with Derek Connolly from an earlier draft by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). No plot details are available yet, but the film has been said to feature a new operational dinosaur theme park, just as John Hammond imagined over 20 years ago. The cast includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan and B.D. Wong, reprising his role from Jurassic Park. Universal Pictures releases the film on June 12th. Excited?