Are you ready for Jurassic World to hit theaters this summer? To get excited, the viral site for the film has added new images of your favorite thing from the franchise (other than Chris Pratt training raptors, sorry): dinosaurs!
Check out the images below, including a first look at new dinosaurs never before seen in the Jurassic Park franchise. Unsurprisingly, the new mutated “villain” dinosaur, Indominus Rex, is just a cut-out, rather than an actual image of the creature. We’ll just have to wait and see what she looks like!
There is also a size chart to give fans an idea of the dinosaurs’ scale when they’re together (sans Indominus Rex).
Director Colin Trevorrow brings this film to life, set 22 years after the events of the original Steven Spielberg film. Isla Nublar turned into the tourist attraction Dr. Hammond always wanted it to be – until Indominus Rex starts wreaking havoc, of course. After all, it wouldn’t be a Jurassic Park movie if dinosaurs didn’t attack people, proving that humans probably shouldn’t bring dinosaurs back.
In an interview with /Film, Trevorrow says his inspiration for this story was technology.
“[O]ur relationship with technology has become so woven into our daily lives. We’ve become numb to the scientific miracles around us. We take so much for granted… What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. ‘We’ve seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?’ Next year, you’ll see our answer.”
As for Chris Pratt, resident raptor trainer, here’s some clarification:
“This film is about our relationship with animals, how we react to the threat they pose to our dominance on earth as a species. We hunt them, we cage them in zoos, we admire them from afar and we try to assert control over them. Chris Pratt’s character is doing behavioral research on the raptors. They aren’t trained, they can’t do tricks. He’s just trying to figure out the limits of the relationship between these highly intelligent creatures and human beings.”
I expect Jeff Goldblum’s Malcolm would definitely take issue with that.
Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12, 2015 and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus, and Andy Buckley.
What are you most looking forward to from Jurassic World? What do you think of the dinosaurs below? Let us know in the comments!