In recent Jurassic World film entries, Dinosaur fans have been treated to a plethora of new dinosaurs which have brought new and interesting designs to the table. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom introduced a plethora of new animals to the franchise – including the Stygimoloch, Allosaurus, Baryonyx and Sinoceratops, amongst others. This was further built upon within the release of the recent short film Battle at Big Rock – which introduced not only an adult version of the Allosaurus, but also the brand new Nasutoceratops.
Now, with new footage from behind-the-scenes production on the upcoming Jurassic project (under the production moniker of ‘Arcadia’) being released by Colin Trevorrow on Twitter earlier today, it is safe to say that the introduction of new dinosaurs is set to continue within the upcoming entry to the series. Eagle-eyed fans have been quick to spot a brand-new dinosaur lingering in the background of the footage:
First things first – cutouts like these are typically life size, and used by the props and animatronics team to begin roughing out their actual dimensions. With that in mind, it’s important to note this dinosaur is roughly 3 – 4 feet tall, at most.
Although the design of the creature is pretty hard to make out, we can see a dinosaur which has a long neck and slender limbs – suggesting something which will be very agile and predator-like. Fans are racking their brains as to what this new creature could be. There have been an assortment of different suggestions from community members. Some have speculated that this dinosaur may be a young Beipiaosaurus – a feathered dinosaur which existed in China during the Early Cretaceous period. This dinosaur was a species of therizinosauroid – something which may be hinted at by the way the dinosaur’s hand merges together into what appear to be large, curved claws. If we are to believe that it is this kind of dinosaur, then perhaps it may be the Therizinosaurus itself – a popular dinosaur which has already appeared in Jurassic World as a contributor to Hybrid DNA. With this in mind, it isn’t that extreme to consider that perhaps another company, such as Biosyn, may have recovered the DNA to create this creature in the fallout from Jurassic World.
Other fans have been suggesting that this dinosaur may be a different juvenile animal – and is perhaps a younger version of a Jurassic World-style Velociraptor. If this was the case then it would not be the first time that we had seen flashbacks to younger versions of the Velociraptor – as we did see the Baby Raptor Squad appear within Fallen Kingdom. Whilst this would be an interesting way of further building apon the relationship between Owen and Blue, we don’t believe that this is a juvenile raptor, as the two designs have some distinct differences which stand out when compared to one another – particularly the longer neck, shorter head/snout, and much larger hands.
As you can see, it’s similar to Blue, but clearly not her.
It is safe to say that whatever these creatures end up being within the film, it is very exciting to see them presumably also getting the animatronic treatment! Many of our team here at Jurassic Outpost are hoping that this raptor-like creature will be feathered – bringing some much needed diversity into the roster of dinosaurs who are a part of the Jurassic World franchise. I think I speak for us all when I say it is very exciting to see who these dinosaurs are being created by – and for what purpose. The recent Motion Comic hints that dinosaurs are already causing chaos within the natural Ecosystem, so anyone releasing more dinosaurs into the mix is unlikely to be doing so for a good reason. But, that said, who knows? We know InGen had more facilities across the globe, so perhaps these dinosaurs are being found near or at those facilities. However it is explained, we are excited to see how the introduction of even more new dinosaurs will shape the story of Jurassic World 3.
How do you feel about the introduction of new dinosaurs? Is there any particular dinosaur you would like to see appear in Jurassic World 3? I know I would love to see Giganotosaurus! As always, share your thoughts in the comments below, and stay tuned for more as we get it.