Anyone who has ever stared into a dark stretch of ocean and imagined impossibly large creatures lurking in its depths might want to shut their eyes when the Mosasaurus appears. The trailer gives us some pretty great shots of the whale-sized carnivore. One in which we see its silhouette beneath a group of surfers and another in which it jumps up out of stormy waters to devour something we hope isn't a person, dangling from a helicopter. Those shots promise some pretty epic scenes featuring this aquatic monster.
Now, Mosasaurus wasn't technically a dinosaur. It's a mosasaur. Dinosaurs were terrestrial. Mosasaurus existed during the late Cretaceous period, fed on smaller creatures near the ocean surface and reached lengths of up to 56ft, though Jurassic World depicts the Mosasaurus as being much larger and more willing to devour large creatures like the Indominus Rex.
The last and most prominent dinosaur shown in the final trailer is the hybrid Indoraptor which, needless to say, doesn't have a real-life counterpart (barring any twisted secret government projects). Given that it was clearly made using genetic material from Blue, the Indoraptor shares some of her characteristics. The blue streak across its body, its claws and its basic structure, for example. Aside from Blue, we don't know which other dinosaurs were used to create the hybrid.
The creature was created in secret, for what sordid purpose? We don't know. Since Dr. Wu is definitely involved, it stands to reason that he will be attempting to finish the work started by Hoskins (played by Vincent D'Onofrio), who sought to create a powerful new military weapon. One that could not be hacked or controlled by the enemy. Whatever the case, its clear that the Indoraptor is a nightmare unlike anything else we've seen in past films.
Directed by J.A. Bayona and written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters June 22nd. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, with BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum.