Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Reportedly Features A T-Rex/Raptor Hybrid

Indomnius Rex was, without question, the mainline attraction of Jurassic World. Designed to be 50 feet long and therefore notably bigger than your regular ol’ Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Indomnius was the result of a stupidly ambitious genetic experiment involving DNA from Velociraptor, cuttlefish, tree frogs, a pit viper snake, and much more to create the most formidable dino in the franchise’s storied history.

That process, one that essentially allowed the minds at InGen to play god, will seemingly filter into the plot of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the 2018 sequel coming by way of Juan Antonio Bayona. Best known for his work across A Monster Calls and The Orphanage, Bayona is a filmmaker who knows a thing or two about crafting nerve-wracking thrillers with a big heart, so it’s small wonder why he landed at the tip-top of Universal’s most-wanted list when the studio was casting the net in search of a director to replace Colin Trevorrow, who made recently made tracks to that galaxy far, far away to helm the as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode IX.

But after producing the screenplay for Fallen Kingdom alongside frequent writing partner Derek Connolly, Trevorrow remains an active cog in the Jurassic World machine. Case in point: his latest Tweet, which finds Juan Antonio Bayona staring into the jaws of what we can only assume to be a T-Rex…or is it?

The folks over at Jurassic Outpost dug a little deeper to uncover a Tweet from long-time producer Frank Marshall, which included the term “Indoraptor.” Does this mean that Fallen Kingdom will introduce us to a T-Rex/Raptor hybrid? It’s certainly not off the table.

It’s angled as the second instalment in Universal’s rebooted trilogy, and now that principal photography has wrapped, eager fans shouldn’t have to wait too much longer before laying eyes on the first teaser for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Perhaps the studio has something up its sleeve for San Diego Comic-Con next weekend? Time will tell.