Lately in Hollywood, everything seems to be spoiled a year or so out. This is not the case with the planned sequel to 2015 hit Jurassic World as neither plot, location nor title is known about this sequel – and fifth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise! All we know right now is that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles as Owen and Clair respectively.
Though with so much connection to the original film, it’s important for this Jurassic World sequel to also bring back some of the ORIGINAL cast. As such, BD Wong will return once more as the frog-DNA obsessed Dr Henry Wu. Although he isn’t the only legacy character to return …
There is one character that is synonymous with the Jurassic Park franchise. And no, it isn’t Ian Malcolm. It’s the leading lady herself, “Rexy” the Tyrannosaurus Rex! Ever since she roared her way into our hearts in that first film, “Rexy” has been a staple of the series and even returned in Jurassic World to help take down the Indominus Rex. Sure she’s a little bit older now, but Rexy is embracing her age and isn’t bowing to any of these impossible beauty standards – all T-Rex are beautiful!
“The T-Rex that’s in the film is the T-Rex from the original Jurassic Park and she is 22 years older. But, she’s not limping around… it’s going to move a little bit differently, but it’ll move differently because it’s older.”
Seeing as Rexy is going to be over 22 years older (24 by time the film comes out), it makes sense that she’ll move a bit differently. Though this change isn’t just due to age, but also due to history. Remember Rexy took on Indominus in the last film and picked up quite a few scars and broken bones. Trevorrow even went on to say how there’ll be some “scars” added.
This is all just another example of how this new segment of the Jurassic franchise pays special attention to realism. This is best seen in Jurassic World where they take the time to explain why the Jurassic Park Dinosaurs don’t look how we now know Dinosaurs to look – ie: feathered and brightly colored. So by making sure to display the aging process and battle scars, this Jurassic World sequel has already shown itself to respect continuity and that natural T-Rex look!
Keep on shining Rexy! And we can’t wait to see you June 22, 2018! Who knows, maybe you’ll finally get that long overdue Oscar!
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