After waiting for what has felt like 65 million years, the Jurassic World trailer finally arrived in all of its prehistoric glory and oh boy is it exciting. If you haven’t gotten the chance to watch it yet, take a second and check it out below, if you have, keep reading.
So here's the deal, from the looks of it, the people of Jurassic World have finally gotten the dinosaurs under control. There’s an upgraded tram system running through the park, there’s an awesome looking gyrosphere tour under some giant sauropods, there's even a Seaworld-esque prehistoric fish show.
Everything seems to be running smoothly in Jurassic World, but as we of course know, that's absolutely not true. This time around, it turns out that scientists for the Park have taken to genetically modifying dinosaurs to make them even more marketable to guests. This leads to the creation of some sort of super dinosaur who, surprise surprise, escapes captivity and is running amok in Jurassic World. That brings all of us who watched the trailer to a pretty big unanswered question - What is this mystery dinosaur?
Now there were no pictures of this mysterious escaping dinosaur, but based off what we’ve seen, I think I can take an educated guess as to what it will be like.
For starters lets take a look at the claw marks on the wall that Chris Pratt touches. To say they are enormous would be an understatement. In comparison to the size of the wall, and even the size of Chris Pratts hands, they're giant. That to me means that whatever made them has got some pretty serious claws attached to it.
Next up to examine is the wall itself. As Chris Pratt mentions in the trailer, the wall is “40 feet high,” so whatever managed to escape from it is either huge, very smart, or both.
Going along with that, I thinks it's pretty safe to assume that this thing is going to be big. Claw marks aside, there are a few seconds in the trailer where something BIG is chasing Chris Pratt, if you're not looking, you might even miss it. Okay, so we definitely know it's going to be enormous.
The final clue you can take away from this trailer is a small one! I'm talking about that intermittent roaring noise that appears throughout the trailer (it's very similar to that of the one we heard earlier this year in the trailer for Godzilla.) Though there is no guarantee that this roar belongs to our creature, it's safe to assume it does, and in that case, its got the vocal chops of something big and terrifying.
Now all of those clues, when you put them together, have led me to a conclusion on what this genetically enhanced dinosaur will be like.
Here’s my hypothesis as to what genetic parts our mystery dinosaur will be made of:
1. Tyrannosaurus Rex - Strength and Power
The T-Rex was always the most intimidating of the dinosaurs, and there is no doubt that any attempt at creating the most perfect genetic dinosaur would include some of these bad boys’ genes. Its hulking mass and fierce frame creates the perfect model to form the best dinosaur ever.
2. Spinosaurus - Adaptability and Size
As proven in the third movie, the Spinosaurus was big- even bigger than the Tyrannosaurus, and in the dog-eat-dog world dinosaurs live in, that would no doubt be useful. That being said, if any aspect of the Spinosarus is likely to enter into a new species DNA, it’s got to be the adaptability factor. The Spino’s ability to survive on both land and water would not only help the mystery dino’s credibility as a feared predator, but also provide it with a the necessary skills to stay hidden from, I don’t know, say humans.
3. Velociraptor – Intellect and Speed
Perhaps the smartest dinosaur in the Jurassic Park Universe, you better believe there is Velociraptor DNA in there somewhere. Its complex language system and resourcefulness coupled with its speed and agility would push the mystery dinosaur over the edge in the danger category.
Overall, my best guess as to what the creature will look like is the very real dinosaur, Baryonyx. In many ways, the Baryonyx is the closest example of what a mix between these three dinosaurs would have actually looked like.
Now I’m not saying that this is spot on, the Baryonyx is way to small to be our creature for sure, but I’m willing to bet its close. I guess we’ll just have to wait until the next trailer to find out for sure!