Jurassic World Dominion director Colin Trevorrow reveals joy of designing feathered dinosaurs

Jurassic World Dominion director Colin Trevorrow says it was "a great honour" to be able to introduce feathered dinosaurs to the big screen for the first time.

Creatures including the feathered therizinosaurus and pyroraptor are unveiled in Dominion, alongside favourites like velociraptors and T-rex — as well as the enormous predator giganotosaurus.

"[The feathered dinosaurs] were almost like the dinosaur version of the legacy characters that I had been holding on to," Trevorrow tells Yahoo.

Jurassic World Dominion arrives in IMAX and cinemas across the UK on 10 June.

Video transcript

TOM BEASLEY: You've got such a great roster of dinosaurs in this movie. Were there any that you were really pleased to be able to give some spotlight to?

COLIN TREVORROW: Well, the feathered dinosaurs for sure, Therizinosaurus and Pyroraptor. Again, they were almost like the dinosaur version of the legacy characters that I had been holding onto. Just to make sure that-- when you make a third film you really want to give people a reason to come back to see the conclusion to the story you're telling. And so a lot was kept in the tank. I had a lot of ammo.

TOM BEASLEY: Absolutely. Do you have a personal favorite dinosaur? Either one that has been in the films or one that hasn't.

COLIN TREVORROW: I have a lot. In this movie, I love the Therizinosaurus. I think it looks incredible. It feels like a real thing. We're defining how a feathered dinosaur looks in cinema. We've never really seen it before. And so that to me was just a great honor, to be able to design from the ground up as opposed to a new version of something we already know.

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