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I know, I know, this is not a part of my regular schedule but like I said before, Jurassic World stuff takes precedent (as if any of you even care, though). This is just something that’s been on my mind that I wanted to talk about. After we got those glorious images of some of the dinosaurs in the park on the website, it had me thinking of which dinosaurs we will actually see onscreen in the film. Let’s get the obvious ones out of the way first.
We are of course going to see the Indominus Rex, which will serve as the main antagonist.
So, what other dinosaurs have we seen in the trailer? Well, the first dinosaur we saw was Gallimimus…
…and then later Apatosaurus and Stegosaurus.
And of course we got the infamous Mosasaur scene.
Still pretty awesome if you ask me.
And at the end we had our Raptor Squad.
The second trailer gave us a split second look at Triceratops…
See them, in the back? No?
Lastly, we had another memorable scene with the Pteranodon and Dimorphodon attacking.
A dinosaur we haven’t seen yet in the trailers is Tyrannosaurus, but he’s been confirmed to appear by the director (not to mention the tons of merchandise surrounding this dinosaur).
Now that is 10 out of the 18 dinosaurs on the website. The other dinosaurs listed are Ankylosaurus, Baryonyx, Edmontosaurus, Metriacanthosaurus, Microceratus, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, and Suchomimus.
Now, 10 dinosaurs in a Jurassic Park movie is already an impressive number, but what about the other dinosaurs listed on the website. Well, I have my own personal theories over which dinosaurs I think will appear in the film and which ones will be left behind. I think that the dinosaurs that will appear in the movie will be…
Now, why do I think Ankylosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and Parasaurolophus are going to appear and not the other dinosaurs? Well, Ankylosaurus has already appeared in a lot of promotional material and merchandise, and each image of the dinosaur appears to be consistent with one another.
The images from the website.
Ankylosaurus can be seen in this early promotional image, indicating he’s been planned to appear since the very beginning.
An Ankylosaurus toy that is consistent with the website image.
I would also like to point out something about the website’s artwork of the dinosaurs we know are going to be appearing in the movie.
They aren’t nearly as pretty as the ones that were released the other day. These guys are drab, inaccurate, and their proportions are very off. It’s really nothing like what we saw with the other guys.
Well, it turns out that the other dinosaurs were created by a different artist, and that he was given creative freedom in the design. That means that these dinosaurs weren’t designed by the actual creators of the film, meaning they probably won’t appear in the movie at all. So that crosses of Baryonyx, Edmontosaurus, Metriacanthosaurus, Microceratus, and Suchomimus from the list.
So, why do I believe Parasaurolophus and Pachycephalosaurus are going to be in the movie? Well, my first clue for Pachy is that he has a toy made after him.
However, that isn’t concrete evidence because lots of dinosaurs are having toys made for the movie that I’m sure won’t actually appear. However, if you look on the map of the park in the Jurassic World website you will see that there is an attraction called Pachy Arena, which sounds like a fighting arena for the Pachycephalosaurus’. Dinosaurs like Baryonyx and Suchomimus don’t have attractions listed for them, yet Pachy does. This indicates to me that it at least has a part in the film.
In this image on the website that advertises the Gyrosphere, you can see Parasaurolophus on the tour, but no dinosaurs like Edmontosaurus. Once again, it would seem the maps seem to only focus on dinosaurs that may actually appear in the movie itself. But like I said, this is just a theory, and these dinosaurs may not appear at all or perhaps all the dinosaurs listed on the website will appear.
But if not all the dinosaurs are set to appear, why add them to the website in the first place? Personally, I think it’s just to make the site look more complete, and enhance the feel that it is advertising an actual park. It also gets the fans excited to see the park fully realized on the big screen, and of course that means more ticket sales. We’ll just have to see if any of this gets expanded on, and we’ll just have to wait and see if my theory holds true.