‘Jurassic World’ Hybrid Dinosaur May Have a Pretty Awesome New Name
Yeah, Chris Pratt hanging out with his ferocious raptor pals is pretty cool, but let’s not forget that ‘Jurassic World’ also features a fearsome new hybrid dinosaur. The first ‘Jurassic World’ trailer featured a couple of brief glimpses at the creature, who was genetically engineered by the fictional scientists in the film’s ill-advised theme park attraction, and who drives much of the movie’s action. There have also been some rumors that the hybrid dino recently underwent a name change, and now it seems that we might know what it is.
In the upcoming film, a terrifying hybrid dinosaur wreaks havoc at Jurassic Park, and Pratt’s character sets out to stop it (with the help of those raptors, apparently). There were rumors that the dino was called Diabolus Rex, or D-Rex, which sounded appropriately awesome, but then some more rumors started swirling that the dino’s name had been changed.
Universal has never officially confirmed it, but an Instagram user posted an updated product list for the ‘Jurassic World’ toys, which seems to confirm that D-Rex has a sweet new name: Indominus Rex. The Instagram profile appears to no longer exist, but Comic Book Movie snagged a screenshot before it disappeared:
The word “Indominus” translates to “Untamable or Fierce King.” Fierce King! We haven’t seen much of the hybrid dinosaur just yet, but we’re hoping to see more of it (along with our old buddy T-Rex) when the new ‘Jurassic World’ trailer premieres during this year’s Super Bowl.
‘Jurassic World’ hits theaters on June 12.