Last night finally saw the arrival of the long-awaited trailer for J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The trailer packed on the action as we followed the members of the Dinosaur Protection Group as they traveled across Isla Nublar looking to save InGen's genetically engineered theme park monsters from certain destruction at the hands of a violent volcanic eruption.
The trailer also gave us a look at some of the dinosaurs that Owen and Claire's team will be crossing paths with during their expedition - including new species and old favorites.
Here's a list of some of the dinosaurs featured in last night's exciting trailer...
Baryonyx - This massive super predator has appeared in Jurassic Park video games and toy lines over the years, but he's never been seen on the big screen - although the carnivore was referenced in Jurassic Park III and appeared on the park map in Jurassic Park. J.A. Bayona is finally bringing this fan-favorite to the big screen, which looks to feature in a scene alongside Justice Smith and a scream that rivals that of Ariana Richards' in the original Jurassic Park. A relative of the Spinosaurus, Baryonyx stands 10-ft. tall and is sure to prove a fearsome threat to the members of the Dinosaur Protection Group.
Brachiosaurus - One of the first dinosaurs seen in the trailer was the majestic Brachiosaurus. Easily one of the most recognizable animals in the franchise, the Brachiosaurus is one of the largest dinosaurs to be created by InGen. We've crossed paths with this creature in both Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III and, while it wasn't part of the species list for Jurassic World, it's great to see this old favorite making a return in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Carnotaurus - Another favorite amongst Jurassic Park fans, the Carnotaurus has never appeared in the movies, but the animal did show up in Michael Crichton's The Lost World novel. In the book, the carnivore had camouflaging abilities that it used to hunt prey, but it is currently unknown if this is something that the film version will feature. The Carnotaurus was never known to inhabit Isla Nublar, but we do know that a portion of the animal's DNA was used in creating the Indominus Rex seen in Jurassic World. Here's hoping that this fan-favorite will do a little more than serve as a quick snack for the Tyrannosaurus in the film.
Compsognathus - We first encountered these little scavengers in 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park. A small, bipedal carnivore, the Compy has only ever been seen on Isla Sorna in the movies. However, they were featured in the original Jurassic Park novel from Michael Crichton, where they were bred to eat the waste of the larger dinosaurs on the island. This is the first time we've seen the Compsognathus on Isla Nublar in the movies, but given that state of things on the island following the closure of Jurassic World, they're sure to make a great addition to this next adventure.
Tyrannosaurus - You can't do a Jurassic Park movie right without the T-Rex, and none is more famous than Rexy, whom we first encountered during the main road attack scene in Jurassic Park. She returned to kick some serious ass in Jurassic World and looks to be back in action once again in J.A. Bayona's highly anticipated sequel. And she won't just be cooped up in a truck the whole time either, but will even take a moment to save Owen from a hungry Carnotaurus.
Velociraptor - Like the T-Rex, a Jurassic Park movie can't be done properly without the addition of the Velociraprptors. They've been causing all kinds of mayhem since 1993, but the franchise broke new ground a few years back when Jurassic World presented the pack hunters as trainable - to the extent that Blue and her pack aided in hunting down the Indominus Rex. In this new adventure, we'll not only get to meet baby Blue, but see Owen reunited with the animal after four years. Here's just hoping she remembers who he is and doesn't decide to turn him into a snack like so many others before him.
If you go back and watch the trailer, there's no doubt that this is just a small sampling of the dinosaurs we'll be meeting in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The trailer also features appearances from the Triceratops, Gallimimus, Styracosaurus and even something that looks to be an Allosaurus. There is also talk of something called the Indoraptor, and we're betting it won't be some cute and cuddly herbivore. In short, J.A. Bayona looks to be upping the dinosaur action to a whole new level with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. And that's just great! After all, isn't that what these movies are about? Dinosaurs. And lots of 'em!
Until next time, Infinite Earths fans!
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, B.D. Wong, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, and Justice Smith, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters on June 22nd.
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