Yesterday I published an article featuring six dinosaurs that would be completely awesome to see in a Jurassic Park movie. You can read that article here:
Since that article was well received, I've decided to make another article with six more dinosaurs we'd love to see in the next Jurassic Park film. This one was actually harder to make than the last. So here we go, six more dinosaurs I want to see in a Jurassic Park movie (and you should too):
While technically it lived before any dinosaur, the Dimetrodon would make a fascinating addition to Jurassic Park. It stands a bit taller than a human, but most of its height comes from its large sail. They were quite aggressive carnivores that could probably tear a human to shreds in a grotesque, bloody way. I can already imagine these things moving through the park in one herd, devouring anything in its path. If you thought Gennaro's death in the first film was bad, picture seven of these things ripping apart a human. It could be the new addition this franchise so desperately needs.
Albertosaurus was similar to T-Rex in appearance, though it was a bit smaller. It had all the same bone-crushing, flesh-ripping terror as its cousin. I'm picturing a pack of about five coming across a similar number of T-Rexes, and they just fight it out. It would make for an epic melee that hasn't yet been treied in a JP movie.
Elasmosaurus was an aquatic reptile in prehistoric times, but not technically a dinosaur. Much like the Mosasaurus of the last group, there isn't much that would mess with an Elasmosaurus. It looks kinda terrifying too, like an oversized Loch Ness Monster. I literally had nightmares about these things when I was little. It wouldn't be the first time Elasmosaurus was featured on the big screen, but think of it this way: The Lost World from 1924 was probably the first T-Rex movie, but the first Jurassic Park is without question the best. Jurassic World could very easily have the same effect on Elasmosaurus.
Of the four animals I've talked about so far, only one of them has been a dinosaur. I'm sorry if I mislead you, but you really can't deny some of these creatures. Diatryma is perhaps the best example. What it is is a giant, 6.5 foot (2 meter) tall killer bird. It is hellish in nature, and was so dangerous that it easily contended with the Saber-Toothed Cat for prey. Like the Baryonyx of the previous article, Diatryma isn't enough to carry the movie on its shoulders, but could have a surprise appearance where it rips out people's insides with its feet. Of all the things that are now extinct, I think I'm more glad this one is than most others.
Carnotaurus was pretty great in real life, but the reason it should be here is Michael Crichton's chilling adaptation in the novel version of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. In it, the creature could camouflage exactly like a chameleon into the background. It was an extremely efficient killer, and, in my opinion, was even scarier than the raptors. The scene in the book where they shone the lights outside the convenience store at two of them was intense and the perfect suspenseful encounter. It was one of the reasons why the book was so much better than the movie.
Very little is known about Deinocheirus, because all that's been dug up is its arms, which measure an astonishing eight feet long. It's like the movie has already written itself. You could go just about anywhere with this dinosaur, and it would be pretty hard to screw it up. The concept is an open door, and I'm kinda surprised they haven't tried it already. In addition to that, who wouldn't want to hear Alan Grant ramble about how excited he is to finally know what the damn thing looks like? It'd be a nerdgasm even larger than when he first saw the Brachiosaurus. Kinda like this whole article.
Would you like to see a third installment of this article? I'll totally do one if you guys want. Let me know in the comments.