Scientists at Jurassic World have been rather busy… as yet-another hybrid dinosaur has been revealed.
It’s no secret that Jurassic World brings a rather new element to the resurrection of our favourite dinosaurs – gene splicing. The all-new Indominus Rex was created as a vicious hybrid, combining some of the dinosaurs’ most terrifying features into one beast.
And now it looks as though the Indominus Rex isn’t the only crossbreed we’ll see in the park.
According to the folks at JurassicWorld.org, there’s another hybrid dinosaur set to appear in the official Jurassic World Hasbro toy line – the Stegoceratops.
Clearly, this strange new beast combines the features of a Triceratops with those of a Stegosaurus. And the result is a rather odd-looking dinosaur with both horns and a spined back.
But will this new dinosaur appear on the big screen?
Although it certainly wouldn’t be out of place considering the genetic tampering we’ve seen so far, it strikes me as an odd combination. But perhaps that’s the point. As we’ve seen from earlier Jurassic Park films, the Triceratops and Stegosaurus aren’t the most aggressive of the dinosaurs. And that’s probably the best place to start when looking at hybridisation.
Perhaps the boffins at Jurassic World have tested their methods on a wide variety of dinosaur combinations… but the Indominus Rex is the result of creating a killer crowd pleaser for the appeasement of their corporate bosses.
And that’s where it all goes wrong.
Of course, it’s also possible that this is merely an extension of the Hasbro toy line, to create toys and play sets that would fit in with this new Jurassic World era. It certainly wouldn’t be unheard of – after all, LEGO created quite a stir by featuring a classic version of Iron Man villain, the Mandarin.
But we all know how that turned out.
Either way, it looks as though recreating dinosaurs was just the beginning. And Chris Pratt may have more than an Indominus Rex to deal with.
Jurassic World heads to cinemas on 12 June 2015.
What do you think of the new Stegoceratops? Will it appear on the big screen in Jurassic World? Let us know what you think in the comments below…