A new toy provides us with our best look at the Indoraptor from Jurassic World 2. We've seen faint glimpses of this new hybrid dinosaur in the footage that has been released, but it looks like Universal is really trying to make us wait to see this terrifying creature in action. For those who simply can't wait, some images of a new toy have arrived online that give us a much better idea of what this indoraptor is going to look like and, as one might expect, it's pretty scary, even just as a toy.
The Indoraptor is the latest hybrid dinosaur to make its way to the Jurassic Park franchise, following in the footsteps of the Indominus Rex from the first Jurassic World. As expected, this looks like a smaller version of the Indominus, but much more ferocious and stealthy. It has supersized claws, horrific red eyes and very dark coloring on its skin. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will introduce this creature to the franchise, as teased by Vincent D'Onofrio's character Vic Hoskins at the end of the last movie. This Jurassic Park toy looks to be pretty much exactly what he described before meeting his demise.
"Imagine. That one, a fraction of the size, deadly, intelligent, able to hide from the most advanced military technology. A living weapon unlike anything we've ever seen."
As for how the Indoraptor will fit into the plot of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? That's going to require a bit of guesswork at this point. The active volcano on Isla Nublar is getting all of the attention, but Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World and co-wrote the script for the upcoming sequel, has promised that the volcano eruption takes place in the first hour of the movie. So what happens in the second half of the movie? In December, Trevorrow talked about what this movie is going to bring to the table, which may clue us in.
"To me it's about greed. The first film is about how if there's money on the table, there will be somebody who will do the worst imaginable things, or in a lot of case, the dumbest imaginable thing in order to get that money. This film focuses a little bit more on our responsibility for these animals that we've made as a result of that greed, but also just the darkest and worst instincts of humans, again, if there's money involved."
Making another very dangerous hybrid dinosaur would seem to qualify as one of the dumbest imaginable things. But how does the profit bit fit in? The theme park is shut down, so how does one profit from these dinosaurs? There's a scene in the trailers that features Toby Jones' character parading a dinosaur through a room full of people. It's been theorized that this could be some form of dinosaur auction. Maybe InGen will be selling hybrid dinos, such as the Indoraptor to the highest bidder in Jurassic World 2?
That's purely speculative, but it's been promised that this movie won't just be dinosaurs chasing people on an island. Something like that would certainly qualify. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is directed by J.A. Bayona, arrives in theaters on June 22. Be sure to check out the new images of the Indoraptor, first spotted by Toy Ark, for yourself below.