Sometimes plot leaks arrive in the most mundane ways. Jurassic World has kept a pretty tight ship in the months leading up to its June 12 release. Sure there have been some verified rumors about trained Raptor Squads and, in an all too common occurrence these days, the release of a some licensed toys has verified a minor detail or two - but when a casting announcement on Variety casually reveals the villain of a movie, it can seem almost like misdirection.
Casting the Villain
Last month Variety announced that actor Vincent D'Onofrio would play the villain in the Jurassic World movie though they kept any further details under wraps. But it didn't take long before rumors began to surface about his character being the head of security at the park.
Not too long after this information about Jurassic World's villainous head of security began to spread, the ingenious Masrani website posted a video showing off the high tech capabilities of the InGen security team and gave an official name to the villain - Vic Hoskins.
The Masrani and Jurassic World websites should win one of those technical Oscars for most convincing "viral"-style web design. Aside from giving a name to D'Onofrio's character, the video gives viewers a pretty good idea of what to expect with the InGen security team - a serious looking bunch of dudes, most of whom will likely end up as some tasty Indominus Rex treats.
With things like "invisible fences" being teased on Jurassic World's Instagram account and high-tech devices running the park's security system and probably having a hand in controlling those futuristic "gyrospheres", this team definitely has its work cut out for them.
One of the notable pieces of this amusing security video is the little mission statement that Vic Hoskins is quoted as giving. One of the highlighted phrases that stands out as being one of the biggest jobs of InGen security is "asset containment".
Whoops. There will probably some excuses as to how exactly the Indominus Rex gets out of its containment area - after all, the Jurassic Park movies are often based around some chaos theory type of perfect storm of events occurring that causes the unforeseen disaster to unfold. But if asset containment is one of the main jobs of Vic Hoskins' team, then they might seem some poor marks showing up on their next performance review.
What will really make Jurassic World's Vic Hoskins' the kind of villain that, say, Wayne "Newman" Knight's devious Dennis Nedry was in the original Jurassic Park is how InGen Security end up dealing with this Indominus Rex problem once the beast does get loose. And from the look of things there's a certain "shoot first, ask questions later" response that Vic Hoskins' crew seems to default to.
If the lineage of the Indominus Rex DNA cocktail is any clue, the mix of Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Giganotosaurus could prove to be, literally, a pretty bullet-proof concoction. And this could be where Chris Pratt's dinosaur behavioralist comes in. A classic conflict between brawn and brains.
We're likely to see InGen security pull out all the gadgets and technology at their disposal to try and solve the problem of this rampaging Indominus Rex wrecking havoc around Jurassic World. But chances are their contain at all costs methods will put even more people at risk.
The solution will come when Pratt's character, with the help of his Raptor Squad, of course, will be able to use his knowledge of dinosaur behavior to find a more peaceful and organic solution to the Indominus Rex problem. I think we'll see that all the high tech innovation in the world can be useless when the problem is prehistoric.