The first full trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set to come out this Thursday. The recent trailer tease revealed a sneak peek of one of the movie’s new dinosaurs to be featured: the Baryonyx. Now Entertainment Weekly has released a detailed image of the monster, as well as new plot details.
Directed by J.A. Bayona, the sequel to 2015’s blockbuster Jurassic World will be set several years after the events of its predecessor. The amusement park island of Isla Nublar is threatened by an active volcano and the dinosaurs that have overrun the island are faced with extinction… Again. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing in an effort to help them.
Howard shared some of the details of the story:
“Claire’s founded an organization, Dinosaur Protection Group, and they’re finding a way to get these dinosaurs off the island… She reaches out to Owen Grady to let him know this is happening… When you see them at the beginning of this story, you get caught up as to what’s going on, but it’s not what you would necessarily expect.”
Daniella Paneda (The Detour) and Justice Smith (Paper Towns) will join the cast as members of Claire’s group alongside Jeff Goldblum, who will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm from the original movie. Another new character to add to the roster is the Baryonyx, taking over from World’s Indominus Rex as the film’s main giant scary lizard.
The revealed picture shows its huge size as it towers over our characters in the burning building. The film’s official website offers a bunch of facts and statistics about the species, such as:
“Its crocodile-like head and dangerous claws make it a master hunter of rivers and lakes for Cretaceous-era sushi.”
The site also tells us that its name means “Heavy Claw”. The monster stands at an impressive 30-feet and weighs 2-tons. Being a carnivore, it’s also one of the largest fish-eating dinosaurs to exist.
With all these impressive facts, it’s clear the film really wants to hype up the monster before release. While it certainly looks impressive, we’ll have to wait to see if it measures up to the genetically engineered Indominus Rex or Jurassic Park’s iconic T-Rex.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be in cinemas June 22nd 2018.