At the moment, the only character from Jurassic Park we can expect to return in Colin Trevorrow's sequel, Jurassic World, is that of Henry Wu - the original scientist who led the breakthrough in de-extinction technology. But new images suggest he could be bringing back a very familiar face with him.
A new Jurassic World viral website recently hit the web which shows some of the menacing menagerie of meat-eaters that are on display at Jurassic World. One of them is, of course, the iconic T-Rex. But could she in fact be THE Jurassic Park T-Rex? Check out the official image of the T-Rex below:
A user on Imgur noticed a rather significant detail about this T-Rex which hints that we've seen her before. Can you spot it?
That's right. The severe scarring on the neck suggests this could be the very same T-Rex which battled the Velociraptors at the climax of 1993's Jurassic Park.
The evidence is certainly quite compelling. The scars seem to correspond to almost the exact same location in which the T-Rex struggles with the raptor. Check out the GIF below to see what I mean.
As you can see, the raptor slashes its claws down the exact location of the scarring in the Jurassic World T-Rex image. Furthermore, this still also shows blood on the jawbone exactly where more scars are.
ComicBook.com also goes into detail about the aging of T-Rexes and suggest they could live 20 to 30 years. If we consider animals in captivity generally live longer - and the Jurassic Park dinos were genetically designed to age differently - there is a chance the T-Rex from Jurassic Park could still be an attraction at Jurassic World.
Of course, if this is true, this is a bit unethical on the part of the new owners of Jurassic World. After all, this T-Rex has proven to be a human-killer in the past - and usually animals with a taste for human-flesh are destroyed. However, given the exposition shown in the Jurassic World trailer - it seems like ethics aren't at the top of Jurassic World's list of priorities.