Up until now, Universal has went the extra mile to ensure that the design of its genetically-modified dinosaur was kept under wraps, at least until Jurassic World opens in theaters in a few months time. Such a tactic has meant that the dino — aptly titled the Indominus Rex — has stalked the shadows of each of the reboot’s two trailers, while the studio released a detailed description of the beast and its horrifying genetic make-up to strike the perfect mix of fear and excitement in the hearts of fans.
Now, though, Entertainment Weekly has acquired some images for Hasbro’s tie-in toyline based on the creatures found in Colin Trevorrow’s sequel, with one image in particular offering up the best look at the Indominus Rex to date.
In keeping with Internet speculation, the apex predator is a peculiar white color, with razor-sharp spines lining its skin for the whole of its head and back. Couple this with the blood-red eyes and two elongated arms that will only make the T-Rex jealous and you have a man-made killing machine. We’ll just have to wait until June to discover what plan Chris Pratt’s Owen has up his sleeve in order to prevent the monster from tearing the island apart.
Jurassic World will burst into theaters on June 12. To get an early glimpse of Isla Nublar’s main attraction, be sure to check out the gallery below.
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.
Source: Entertainment Weekly