A photo circulating online that purportedly shows the most fearsome dinosaur in the upcoming Jurassic World isn’t real.
Several websites and many social media users have been sharing the photo as if it were real, but it’s not.
The photo was actually created by the blog Jurassic World France News.
The so-called D-rex appears to have been described previously as the “monstrous” new dinosaur that is the result of DNA splicing.
That splicing, prompted by executives at the dinosaur theme park at Isla Nublar trying to create bigger and better creatures, starts the trouble in the film.
The new dinosaur that gets loose and terrorizes the park is the result of splicing together a T-Rex, raptor, snake, and cuttlefish. One of its abilities is blending into the background, like the cuttlefish can do.
“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,” director Colin Treverrow told Slash Film.
“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.”
Jurassic World is scheduled to hit theaters on June 12, 2015.