A good news to all dinosaur enthusiasts and Jurassic fans! After three years of waiting, the most anticipated sequel of the movie Jurassic World is here! The new movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the fifth episode of all Jurassic Park movies. The Jurassic World part 2 is set to be released on June 22 this year, 11 days earlier before their 25th anniversary of the first Jurassic Park movie that was released last 1993. With the same executive producer, your favorite Steven Spielberg, the second installment is now directed by Juan Antonio Garcia “J.A.” Bayona, taking up the mantle from the first installment’s director Colin Trevorrow.
Aside from the cute casts of the Jurassic Park franchise, look forward to the various dinosaurs that make their appearance in the films too. Below is the list of the dinosaurs who appeared in the preceding Jurassic Park movies and will appear in the upcoming movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
The first on the list, the name Pteranodon means “toothless wing”. In the movie, however, Pteranodon has some teeth. Pteranodon is a flying reptile which looks like a hawk but is bigger in size, its wings have no feathers, and its beak is way bigger and sharper. Its wings are up to 30-foot, and instead of feathers, it has a pycnofibers, a hair-like appearance, and is also made of keratin. It is still debated whether these creatures are really a flying reptile or they are just gliders. In the movie nevertheless, we could see that they can fly with little or no wind at all. The males are larger than the females, with the females being oviparous. Fish is their primary food. Some of the remains of Pteranodon were seen in the central part of the U.S. Pteranodon can be seen in the movies The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World. You can also expect this creature to show up in the upcoming movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
The “roofed lizard”, Stegosaurus is one of the most known dinosaurs and one of the most loved in every kids’ dinosaurs book. It is a herbivore with an average size of an elephant with a height of 13 feet, but with a brain size of a kitten. That is why it is said that Stegosaurus is the dumbest dinosaur because of its small brain. It also has amazing plates at its back. These plates are believed to serve a dual purpose. One is to cool or warm the animal; two is to either court another Stegosaurus or to intimidate other predators. Stegosaurus can be seen in the movies The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World, as well as in the upcoming movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Mosasaurus, when translated, means the “Meuse lizard.” With its given name, Mosasaurus isn’t really a dinosaur but a mosasaur instead. Dinosaurs are terrestrial, but Mosasaurus is a giant underwater carnivorous lizard that falls under the marine lizards called Mosasaurs. It is one of the largest creatures that it can eat a whole Indominus Rex. It is believed that is existed during the late Cretaceous period. Mosasaurus can be seen in the movies Jurassic World and its sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. You can see in the trailer when the whale-sized Mosasaurus jumps out of the water and eats the shark. Trevorrow said in his statement that Mosasaurus plays a big part in the upcoming movie. “The Mosasaurus is a crucial player in this movie. Her facial structure is a tribute to the work of Stan Winston, the special-effects legend who worked on the previous Jurassic Park films and died in 2008 at age 62. We made sure to give her a look and a kind of personality in the way we designed her face that recalled Stan Winston’s designs for many of the other dinosaurs in this world.”
The “speedy thief”, Velociraptors are one of the most intelligent dinosaurs. It is a dromaeosaurid theropod carnivore that is as intelligent as a dolphin. It is that intelligent that it could make its own trap for their preys. With its height of 1.68 m – 1.83 m and a length of 165 ft., raptors could run 40-60 mph; it can outrun other dinosaurs. Velociraptors can be seen in all Jurassic Park movies, but in the first three Jurassic Park movies, they were playing a different role compared to their role in the two succeeding movies. They were playing the role as the antagonists before but was changed in the Jurassic World movie when Owen Grady, played by Chris Pat, was able to train these creatures. They were helping and assisting Owen Grady in defeating the Indominus Rex. Velociraptors will also be present in the new upcoming movie, but we don’t know if they are still on Grady’s side or they might be an antagonist this time again.
A “Frankenstein’s monster”, Indominus Rex is a carnivore hybrid with a DNA of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, other dinosaurs, and other living animals existed in modern times. Its name Indominus Rex means “different/Other Lizard.” It has a 4.3 m height with a 2.3 tons’ weight and a length of 9-12 m. This creature eats anything that gets in its way. Indominus Rex was seen in the Jurassic World and will also appear in the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Called the Tyrant Lizard King, Tyrannosaurus Rex is the most famous dinosaur and is commonly known as T. rex. It is a carnivore theropod dinosaur that once lived in North America during the late Cretaceous period. Its height is up to 4 meters with a weight of 7 tons and a length of 12.5 m. In the new movie, T. rex was seen still wandering in the island 22 years after having the big fight between the Indominus Rex in the movie Jurassic World. It is said that the new breed is way more intelligent. T. rex has appeared in all Jurassic Park movies.
Some of the dinosaurs seen in the Jurassic Park movies: Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Baryonyx, Brachiosaurus, Carnotaurus, Compsognathus, Gallimimus, Indoraptor, Sinoceratops, Stegosaurus, Stygimoloch, Triceratops Unidentified Ankylosaur Carcass, Concavenator (as a diorama), Dilophosaurus (as a diorama and confirmed existence and survival on Isla Nublar), Dimetrodon (as a diorama), Dracorex (as a diorama), Edmontosaurus (as a skeleton and confirmed existence on Isla Nublar), Kosmoceratops (as a skeleton), Mononykus (as a diorama), Protoceratops (as a skeleton)
So that’s it! Here ends our little “get-to-know” session with the dinosaurs! Share this article with fellow dinosaur lover and friends who would also love to know more about the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park franchise.