CONFIRMED: Giant Monster Mutant Dinosaur in JURASSIC WORLD


A few days ago rumors hit the world wide interwebs that director Colin Treverrow’s Jurassic World would feature a giant monster mutant dinosaur. Tentacles, mandibles, wings, laser eyes! Well, maybe not all of those wild attributes, but the rumor did indeed suggest that Jurassic World’s brand new Prehistoric monster would be an synthesized creation. A 100% custom built dinosaur for the all of those disillusioned amusement park enthusiasts.

All of this is a bit of sour news for long time followers of Jurassic Park 4. The previous incarnation of the flick, which was thankfully cancelled, featured human-dinosaur hybrids. Rocking scaly abs and a few techie assault rifles, these badasses were the really terrible antagonists a potential sequel. When that flick was thrown to the fires, we all breathed a collective sigh of relief, but this news of a different mutant antagonist is just… weird. Why couldn’t they just make a scary movie about dinosaurs. That’s all I want!

I won’t count Jurassic World out yet, as a “giant mutant dinosaur” is essentially every creature in Jurassic Park. They’re not 100% faithful reproductions of those giant monsters from our tiny planet’s history. You know, because if they were, they’d have feathers and stuff.

Here’s the entirety of what director Treverrow had to say:

We were hoping audiences could discover this on their own, but yes, there will be one new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists. The gaps in her sequence were filled with DNA from other species, much like the genome in the first film was completed with frog DNA. This creation exists to fulfill a corporate mandate—they want something bigger, louder, with more teeth. And that’s what they get.

I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren’t doing anything here that Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level. For me, it’s a natural evolution of the technology introduced in the first film. Maybe it sounds crazy, but most of my favorite movies sound crazy when you describe them in a single sentence.

BTW, here are those ridiculous mutated dinosaurs from the originally axed Jurassic Park 4 production. Read our story on Jurassic Park 4 here.