BySean Erickson, writer at Creators.co
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With nearly 15 years of anticipation leading up to [Jurassic World](movie:32752), it looks like we have just a little bit longer to wait before we see our new dinosaurs in action. But while a new trailer set to drop during the Super Bowl, the marketing department of Jurassic World seems to have kicked into gear.

For a brief moment there was a leak of the Super Bowl ad that popped up on Reddit that was quickly taken down by the youtube authorities. Of course, this wasn't before a good number of people got a look at it and shared their opinions. It seems we will indeed get a look at our new hybrid dinosaur getting a bit of a clawing from a Pteranodon and revealing a second skin?!

Is this our fabled D-Rex?
Is this our fabled D-Rex?

So what is this new hybrid dinosaur? I wrote a bit about the evolution of this creature and it's path to the big screen. But there have been many conflicting reports about what this thing will be. Is it a cross between T-Rex, Raptor and Cuttlefish? The spikey guy in the image above would seem to match this description. Is there still human DNA being played with? And as for what the thing is called, is it Diabolus Rex or Indominus Rex?

Pratt + Raptor = BFFs
Pratt + Raptor = BFFs

The marketing for Jurassic World has offered a couple of glimpses at the possibilities for the new big guy at the park. First there was a photo of some toy pricing for the UK that seemed to confirm the official name for the hybrid dino as being indeed Indominus Rex.

Will Indominus Rex make it to Jurassic World?
Will Indominus Rex make it to Jurassic World?

But then we just got a French magazine profile that offered up a lengthy rundown of the Jurassic World plot. We didn't get any images of our new Franken-Dino but it does make reference to a D-Rex escaping from confinement and running amok.

Honestly, I could see D-Rex as being a reference to either Diabolus or InDominus. It would seem there are fans of both names - some finding Diabolus a little cheesy and others finding Indominus a bit unwieldy. But Indominus was definitely in the scripts leading up to Jurassic World and its origins and translation to "un-tamable one" seem to fit with the movie's themes.

Finally, and again through merchandising channels, we have what could be our best look at the new troublemaker:

Kids, eat your birthday cake off this guy's face!
Kids, eat your birthday cake off this guy's face!

This images adds up. It's got the spikes, the evil red eyes, and the long arms that are probably going to be playing a big factor in why it is able to escape. Also, this Pteranodon hanging out above seem to confirm this dino-fight scene that we'll be getting a glimpse of in the new trailer. I'm sold!

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