BREAKING NEWS: Tyrannosaurus Rex Breaks Out of Shipping Crate on the River Thames

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Breaking News: Tyrannosaurus Rex breaks out of shipping crate on the River Thames

Don’t you hate it when a package gets lost in the mail? Well, as much as that may be a pain, this is definitely worse than any shipping disaster you’ve likely experienced, unless of course you’ve misplaced a man-eating dinosaur before. 

In what appears to be a promotional stunt for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex has seemingly escaped from a shipping crate, and is floating dangerously down the River Thames in old London town. If only this could have happened during the royal wedding, we would have tuned in.

While there’s no official word from Universal that this is a marketing stunt for their upcoming Jurassic World sequel, what else could it really be? The crate from which the t-rex is escaping takes us right back to the final trailer, where Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) somehow find themselves in similarly tight quarters with a similarly toothy beast.

Furthermore, the video of the “Breaking News” includes a scroll that asks “Is this a dinosaur from Isla Nublar?” That’s of course the island that three years prior saw abundant dino destruction (again), only this time, a volcano is threatening the dinos, instead of the dinos threatening the park-going humans, and Owen and Claire returning to try and save them. Good luck with that!

And if this video wasn’t produced by some viral marketers, then don’t you think we’d hear about such an alarming event on some of the other news stations? After all, news finds a way. 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens wide June 22, unless of course this isn’t fake news, and the dinos eat all the cineplexes.

(via Bloody Disgusting)