Jurassic World‘s Genetically Modified “Indominus Rex” Revealed, and It’s One Terrifying Clever Girl
One Rex to rule them all.
We caught a glimpse of its feet and seemingly opposable thumbs in the Jurassic World trailer, but the official site has finally given us the dinosaur reveal we’ve all been waiting for! …Mostly.
So we’ve got a full-body view, but we predictably won’t get a complete look at the 40-foot turkey in all its glory until the movie hits theaters. Speaking of turkeys, Indominus Rex looks like it might be sporting some plumage, which was sadly missing from the raptors in the trailer. The in-universe description on the Jurassic World site reads,
We set out to make Indominus the most fearsome dinosaur ever to be displayed at Jurassic World. The genetic engineers at our Hammond Creation Lab have more than delivered.
At first glance, Indominus most closely resembles a T. Rex. But its distinctive head ornamentation and ultra-tough bony osteoderms can be traced from Theropods known as Abeliosaurs. Indominus’ horns have been placed above the eye orbit through genetic material hybridized from Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Giganotosaurus. Fearsome indeed.
Indominus’ roar is estimated to reach 140-160db—the same as a 747 taking off and landing. And it can reach speeds of 30 mph…while confined to its enclosure. Come experience Indominus Rex for yourself beginning this summer. If you dare.
“This summer”? June 12, to be specific.