The final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has arrived, and amidst the images that seem to have been taken straight from an archaeologist's nightmares, we got a great look at a few of the dinosaurs that'll fill big screens everywhere with their prehistoric majesty and reptilian ferocity.
Most of these creatures will look familiar to long-time fans of the franchise, while others are completely new to everyone. So for those of you who want to get into the film with some idea of what to look for (or those who love pointing out scientific inaccuracies in expansive Hollywood horror films), we've sifted through the many behemoths present in the trailer, like the Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and Pteranodon (which is technically a pterosaur) to examine the most significant of the film's dinosaurs.
It wouldn't be right to have a Jurassic Park film without the famous Tyrannosaurus. The last time we saw the magnificent beast was at the very end of Jurassic World when it let out a huge roar that echoed across the deserted island. As shown later in the final trailer, she's still roaming the island, marked by the claw marks she received during her fight with Indominus Rex.
What do we know about the T-Rex? Aside from the fact that it had thick skin and powerful jaws, we know that (in the films) their sight is based on movement, according to Alan Grant (played by Sam Neill). We also know that, while most real-life experts agree that Tyrannosaurus was more of a scavenger, the films depict the beast as being a capable hunter, as evidence by the fact that it very nearly devoured Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) from the back of a moving truck.
Another of the franchise's most famous characters are the Velociraptors, which have featured in all four films as secondary antagonists. While they usually hunt in packs, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looks like it will only feature one: Blue-- one of the four that were raised by Owen (played by Chris Pratt) in Jurassic World, and this time around, Blue will have a much larger role to play.
Agile, intelligent and armed with long claws and teeth, Jurassic World's Velociraptors seem to be near perfect predators, which is why Blue was able to help fight the Indominus Rex. In real life, Velociraptors grew to about 1.6ft in height. No larger than a medium-sized dog. They also had feathers, though Jurassic World addresses this issue in Dr. Wu's (played by B.D. Wong) conversation with Masrani (played by Irrfan Khan). The film's depictions of velociraptor is actually an amalgamation of Velociraptor and Deinonychus, the latter of which was significantly larger. Interestingly enough, Utahraptor, which was discovered after the release of 1993's Jurassic Park is actually most like the film's depictions of Velociraptor, with the exception of course of the feathers.