When Jurassic World finally makes its way onto the big screen this summer, fans will get to see a lot of callbacks to Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park movie. Not only will we get to revisit the old visitor center (with the famous banner still on the floor) and what’s left of it, but a certain original character from the first movie will also make a reappearance.
(SPOILERS FOR JURASSIC WORLD FOLLOW)
That character? The Tyrannosaurus Rex. And I mean the T-Rex from the first movie; you know, the one who tried to chomp down on Ian Malcolm and almost everyone else in the dino-flick? Yep. That one. She may be older and a little slower, but director Colin Trevorrow says she hasn’t changed that much. He told SlashFilm:
"The T. rex that’s in the film is the T. rex from the original Jurassic Park. She is 22 years older. But she’s not limping around."
So, how will the audience recognize the old gal? Will they realize that she’s the same T-Rex from the first movie even if technology has changed a lot in the meanwhile? Colin Trevorrow sure hopes so:
"Yeah. I mean, we took the original design and obviously, technology has changed. So, it’s going to move a little bit differently, but it’ll move differently because it’s older. And we’re giving her some scars and we’re tightening her skin. So, she has that feeling of, like, an older Burt Lancaster. And this movie is her Unforgiven."
Are you glad to see that Jurassic Park’s big bad T-Rex will make her roaring return in Jurassic World? Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio and DB Wong, the movie will open on June 12.