The latest and greatest trailer for Jurassic World was just released and the internet has exploded with new theories, ideas and plot ideas. There's been some speculation over what DNA is in the Indominus Rex, including Carnotaurus, Giganotosaurus, Majungosaurus and Rugops. These are made apparent with the full-frontal reveal in the new trailer. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here;
With 9.6 million views in just a few days, you can tell it's a corker. This is the first trailer to base mainly around the dinosaurs and the whole storyline, with some great shots of the I-Rex and a glimpse of the original Jurassic Park T-Rex.
As it shows a lot of Indominus action, certain theories are starting to crop up, and my partner Ben noticed a few things that led to a rather interesting theory.
The Indominus Rex has human DNA in it.
Don't believe me? Here's some reasons that might just convince you:
1. The original idea for the reboot was Human/Dinosaur soldiers.
Some of the original concept art is available online where you can see these gross soldiers with dino limbs, making a rather ugly creation, which is probably why the idea was scrapped. This might not convince you but the original writers for this plot insist on having their names in the credits, meaning they must have had some input on the storyline... Is there still human in the hybrid? This isn't solid evidence but when combined with what I have to tell you...
2. The I-Rex hunts for sport
Known as a typically human activity, the I-Rex is killing the Apatosaurus' merely because she 'feels like it'. The only other known animal to kill for fun is a Chimpanzee, so why would a purely Dino hybrid do it? Why would she waste food if she was controlled by only instincts? There's something else at play here...
3. The I-Rex has opposable thumbs!
If you look at the image below as well as all the clips which show the I-Rex attacking people, you can clearly see her grasping people with an opposable thumb! For those of you who don't know, opposable thumbs only evolved in the last million years or so, and is only found in primates (and possibly one or two other mammals such as marsupials but these are only partly opposable at best). That's at least several billion years after the dinosaurs supposedly used to create the I-Rex, and the trait could have only come from a primate, AKA humans.
4. The I-Rex shows some mega problem solving-planning capabilities
The I-Rex somehow lures Owen and the park worker into her enclosure and then chases them out, breaking out in the process. She must have planned this as Owen (Chris Pratt) would surely know better than to wander into an enclosure with a terrifyingly unpredictable hybrid inside. I hope. It then also appears she tells off the pteranodons (by roaring quite meanly in their faces) telling them to leave, and possibly even to attack the visitors. This might be a bit far-fetched but we then immediately after see the bird-like animals attacking hundreds of visitors, and I can't help but wonder if the editor's are trying to send us a message.
With this kind of intelligence and forward-thinking, there's no way she's just made up of a few old random dinos?
5. Really really long-term memory
A trait rarely found in the animal kingdom, humans are one of the few creatures that can remember things for years and years. The I-Rex will have almost definitely had the tracker implanted at an early age, especially judging by Owen's reaction at her memory. She is able to remove the tracker (hence also being intelligent enough to know what it is) and ambush the men tracking her. Yet another sign of her intelligence.
It is also possible she is out for vengeance on those who raised her in captivity, explaining why she went to so much effort to p*ss everyone off in the first place.
6. Why the Masrani corporation would incorporate human DNA into a new attraction
The story is that Jurassic World is starting to get dull (yeah I don't get it either) and they need a new attraction, one that's bigger and badder than the T-Rex. They know they can only just control (bad word) the T-Rex, the big, bad I-Rex would be unstoppable. Naturally, they think Owen can 'control' the raptors, making them safe, because they are intelligent pack animals. So, by sticking a bit of human DNA in this bad boy (girl?!) then the Indominus could be trainable, and hence safe, whilst still being scary.
Also, by making the I-Rex trainable, they could make better attractions with her, kind of like how you can get seals to perform, they could make a giant dino catch a ball.
7. But why wouldn't Jurassic World tell everyone what was really in the Indominus Rex?
Basically for the same reason the Dinosaur/human hybrid soldier was scrapped- because it makes you uncomfortable. As humans, we don't like the idea of being mushed with something else, we like to think of ourselves as unique and different to animals. The idea would be crude and improper aswell as immoral to a lot of the target audience, meaning announcing a human hybrid would be detrimental to the failing popularity.
This would also explain why Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) looks guilty in a few scenes and is more willing to get her hands dirty; if she eventually has to tell everyone what's really down with the I-Rex, it could make everyone mad, especially Owen, so she would try to save the day by admitting she was wrong and trying to contain/kill the thing. It would certainly throw a spanner in the works of the shows love-interest, as these types of films often do.
Let me know in the comments what you think is going on with the I-Rex's super intelligence and if you have any other reasons why there might be some sneaky human DNA in the Indominus Rex.