“Jurassic World: Dominion” Writer/Director Colin Trevorrow Teases Diabolical New Dinosaur
You could probably never guess where Jurassic World: Dominion writer/director Colin Trevorrow drew inspiration from for his the biggest, meanest new dinosaur. Trevorrow has revealed to Empire Magazine that there’s a new alpha predator on the prowl in Dominion and its name is the Giganotosaurus. In keeping with the Jurassic tradition of incorporating new dinos into each installment, Trevorrow has gone one better and drawn on some unusual inspiration for the Giganotosaurus, known as the ‘Giga.’ The source of his inspiration? One of cinema’s greatest villains of all time—the Joker.
Unlike previous genetic hybrids like the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor, which were designed to be extremely dangerous, the Giga actually roamed the planet back in the Late Cretaceous period. Yet the colossal beast will not be happy to be woken from its eons-long slumber to find itself stomping about in the modern world. “I wanted something that felt like the Joker,” Trevorrow told Empire Magazine. “It just wants to watch the world burn.”
The folks on hand to try and stop this apparently chaos-loving dinosaur from doing just that are returning champions Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). They’re joined by the original Jurassic Park trip of Sam Neill’s Alan Grant, Laura Dern’s Ellie Sattler, and Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm. Newcomers include Maisie (Isabella Sermon) and Kayla (DeWanda Wise).
Empire reveals that the Giga will be roaming the BioSyn Valley, a name that’s derived from the original Jurassic Park. BioSyn was the rival to InGen, the company that created the park, and it was BioSyn that paid Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) to steal the dino embryos and caused all that mayhem in the original film. Trevorrow reveals a bit of Dominion‘s plot, which finds BioSyn winning a contract to house all the dinosaurs that are captured by the world’s governments. “They claim it’s a research facility where they can study the pharmaceutical values of the animals. But there’s some other stuff going on,” he tells Empire.
Dominion promises a different kind of Jurassic romp, one in which the entire world is learning to live with dinosaurs in their backyards. We’re guessing it’ll be mighty hard to keep the peace.
Jurassic World: Dominion hits theaters on June 10.
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Featured image: “Jurassic World: Dominion” one sheet. Courtesy Universal Pictures.