“The park is gone” say the posters for
. And with a volcanic eruption set to burn and smother Isla Nublar, they’re not lying. But while the park may be headed for extinction, some key Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Jurassic World dinos are returning for the much-anticipated sequel. Plus, there are some new beasts in the mix, including one mixed-DNA abomination that’s being touted as one of the deadliest weapons man has ever made. (Damn you, Dr. Wu). Before you hit the theaters to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on June 22, check out our guide to the dinos set to outlive the island.
You’ll recall Blue — named for the streak of color that runs the length of her body — from Jurassic World. She was the only raptor on Isla Nublar to survive the carnage of the original film, and in Fallen Kingdom finds herself at the center of the rescue mission to save several species from the island when a volcanic eruption threatens to eradicate the former occupants of the Jurassic World park. Her blue marking, the result of experimentations with raptor and black-throated monitor lizard DNA, is not her only distinguishing trait: She was trained by Owen Grady and demonstrates a remarkable ability to empathize, and communicate. Just don’t get on her bad side.
It’s a rule of the Jurassic franchise that you do not mess with the T-Rex, and it holds true in Fallen Kingdom. The 7-ton, 40-feet-long beast came out on top of the Indominus Rex in the climactic battle of Jurassic World, and in the new film roams the imperiled Isla Nublar as the uncontested queen of the dinosaurs. She is also newcomer Franklin’s (Justice Smith) worst fear, which does mean, of course, that he will come to face her.
Technically the Mosasaurus, onetime star of Jurassic World’s signature water show, is not a dinosaur, but a lizard. That does not make her one iota less ferocious than the other inhabitants on Isla Nublar, or in Mosa’s case, off its coast. The Mosasaurus has two sets of teeth, including a second in her upper palate that makes the journey down her down into her belly that much less pleasant.
Resist the temptation to pinch this cutie’s cheeks – just look at those eyes! – because when provoked, this dome-headed stygimoloch can do some damage. That could be damage to doors, walls, or anything that gets in its way — including unscrupulous types. Handy to have around in a jam, though.
What happens when you splice an Indominus Rex with a velociraptor? And why the hell would you do such a thing? You’ll find out in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The Indoraptor is the latest creation of Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong), who returns to the franchise as the architect of the deadliest and smartest dino we’ve seen on screen so far. Which also makes him a perfect — and pricy — weapon.
Never smile at a crocodile, and don’t even smirk at this guy, whose mouthful of conical, sharply serrated teeth is the perfect man-masticating machine. The Baryonyx, which gets its name from the “heavy claw” you’ll notice on its first finger, comes in at 33 feet in length, 1.9 tons, and dates back to the early Cretacious.
The name says it all: this girl’s no vegan. And in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, she’s positively famished. Those looking to escape a dinner date with the devil-horned Carnotaurus will have to be fast: The 1.33-ton biped moves even faster than the T-Rex, thanks to those two long and thickly muscled hindlimbs.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is in theaters June 22