Introducing Jurassic World's New Dinosaur Indominus Rex

Mike P Williams
·Contributor

The new dinosaur that will feature in Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Jurassic World’ has finally been unveiled a little bit more in the form of some new tantalising artwork and description. And boy, does it sound like a biggun.

Warning: Dino-sized spoilers to follow.

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The newest addition to the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise is called an Indominus Rex, meaning Fierce or Untameable King. It’s huge in stature, seeming to dwarf the well-known Tyrannosaurus Rex, having been genetically engineered for pure terror.

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While a leaked image of the Indominus Rex was revealed earlier this month, we’ve now been given a more detailed look at where this hybrid nasty is housed and what it is all about, even if we’ve only got a vague silhouette to go on.

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Posted at the brilliantly ‘authentic’ Jurassic World website, it claims: “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.”  

The images suggest that this is the ultimate attraction at Jurassic World, much to the frowny-faced scepticism of Chris Pratt’s Owen, no doubt.

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And its prowess is clear from the site’s further description: “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.”

It appears that Trevorrow’s venture into the ‘JP’ universe plans to be a scary one, with the promise of much bigger and louder dinosaurs than previously seen, but does that necessarily make them better?

'Jurassic World' opens in UK cinemas on 12 June, 2015.

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Picture credits: Universal