Check Out A Velociraptor From Jurassic World


Over the past few months, there have been some pretty intriguing images coming out of Jurassic World, from official shots of the lead actors to a shadowy dinosaur mid-roar. Now, however, we may have gotten our most exciting glimpse at the blockbuster yet – with an Instragram pic of what appears to be one of Jurassic World‘s highly anticipated velociraptors.

The image was captioned:

“This is an actual Velociraptor for the upcoming film Jurassic World! #jurassicworld #dinosaur #universalstudios #StevenSpielberg #Velociraptor #HYPE”

There’s no reason to really doubt the image. It was uploaded from Valencia, California, the home of Legacy Effects, which is working on the movie’s special effects. The velociraptor also looks pretty advanced (despite being green as opposed to gray or blue-gray as in previous Jurassic Park installments). Plus, I hope it’s real, because that looks like one mean, green machine, and it’s about time I actually got scared by a vicious, predatory dino again. So let’s just ignore the weird hashtags for now.

Set 22 years after the original, Jurassic World returns to Isla Nublar, where a fully functional dino theme park has been established. In the film, the dinosaurs are a tourist attraction, but public interest has started to wane over the years. So, scientists have also taken the step on creating their own mutated dinosaur hybrid in order to fulfill a corporate mandate for something that’s “bigger, louder, with more teeth” to send attendance levels back up.

Jurassic World focuses on a new set of characters forced to deal with dino-fueled chaos. Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, B.D. Wong, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus all have roles, though we haven’t gotten much by way of information about the character each actor is playing. We do know, however, that Pratt is playing Owen, a scientist doing behavioral research on velociraptors (how much do you want to bet that will come in handy?).

We’ll find out when Jurassic World opens for business on June 12th, 2015.

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