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Meet The Genetically Modified Dinosaur That Will Terrorize Chris Pratt In ‘Jurassic World’

We know we’re getting a new Jurassic World trailer during the Super Bowl this Sunday, but it seems we’re also getting a look at the big bad monster that will be terrorizing the park this summer. But even before Sunday dawns on the world, The folks over at Screen Crush sniffed out some tidbits regarding this genetically engineered beast that is being called Indominus Rex.

The information was tucked in over at the official Jurassic World site and it opens the door on the make up of the creature and what we can expect:

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 Gigantosaurus. Fearsome indeed.

You can see what they mean in this silhouette image from the page, displaying a lot of spiny bits and sharp teeth that would seem poised to rip through any dinosaurs, parkgoers, or devilishly handsome caretakers that it may encounter.

If that wasn’t fearsome enough, check out how loud this thing is going to be:

Indominus’ roar is estimated to reach 140-160db —the same as a 747 taking off and landing. And it can reach speeds of 30 miph…while confined to its enclosure. Come experience Indominus Rex for yourself beginning this summer. If you dare.

First thing that pops into mind with these movies, especially now that we’re creating dinosaurs that never existed at all, is why? Why make something like this when you could put all your money into the healthcare industry and make a lot more cash. Clone human organs or something!

Instead, we’re cloning monsters and running a theme park. Building space orb cars, electric fences, keeping maintenance staff on the budget, all so we can house some monsters that have a history of busting loose and killing everybody. Throw in a super dinosaur and things just seem like a poor idea. Great for a movie, but poor for someone running a theme park.

(Via Screen Crush / The Verge / Jurassic World)

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