Jurassic World’s 7 New Dinosaur Species In Dominion’s IMAX Preview Explained
Jurassic World: Dominion isn't just relying on dinosaurs fans have seen before. The sequel is introducing 7 new dino species that really existed.
Jurassic World: Dominion will introduce seven new dinosaur species never seen in the franchise before. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Dominion will not only conclude the Jurassic World trilogy but it will also end the six-film saga that began with Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park in 1993. An IMAX preview with five minutes of Jurassic World: Dominion footage will play in front of Fast & Furious 9 and it will be fans' first glimpse at the hotly anticipated film, which will release in June 2022.
Set four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Dominion sees humanity forced to co-exist with dinosaurs that have proliferated since they were brought to the mainland and set free into the wild. Dominion will also bring back Jurassic Park legacy heroes Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who will meet Jurassic World's lead couple, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). Of course, the franchise's fan-favorite dinosaurs will also return, such as the T-Rex, Blue the Velociraptor, and the Mosasaurus. But Jurassic World 3 is also introducing a plethora of new dinosaurs, both in the main story and in Dominion's prologue, which is set 65 million years ago in the Cretaceous Era.
The Jurassic World movies introduced the concept of hybrid dinosaurs such as the Indominus Rex, the Indoraptor, and the Scorpios Rex, which were the villains of the first two Jurassic World movies and of Netflix's Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. However, Jurassic World: Dominion will have no hybrid creatures; instead, the film will focus on the numerous species of dinosaurs that really existed (and do exist in the movie's universe). Along with seeing familiar dinos, Jurassic World: Dominion will spotlight all-new prehistoric beasts, including a couple that were newly discovered by real-world paleontologists. Here's what we know so far about the seven new dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Dominion.
Jurassic World: Dominion's 7 New Dinosaur Species Explained
Dreadnoughtus - A massive new sauropod similar to the Brachiosaurus, the bones of the Dreadnoughtus were only discovered in real life in 2005. The herbivore makes its Jurassic World debut in Dominion's prologue.
Quetzalcoatlus - The Pteranodons were introduced in Jurassic Park III and returned in the first two Jurassic World movies but the Quetzalcoatlus is an even bigger and scarier winged dinosaur. The Pteranodons even treat the Quetzalcoatlus as an alpha.
Nasutoceratops - The Nasutoceratops is similar to the Triceratops and the Sinoteratops but this huge dinosaur has shorter horns extending from below the bony armored plate in its head.
Iguanodon - The Iguanadon is another large herbivore that debuts in Jurassic World: Dominion and is sighted briefly in the film's Cretaceous prologue.
Oviraptor - The Oviraptor is a feathered dinosaur that's similar to the Velociraptor but smaller in scale. It's one of the first dinosaurs with feathers in the Jurassic franchise, which is more scientifically accurate.
Moros intrepidus - Moros intrepidus is a feathered dinosaur that resembles a tiny T-Rex. Discovered only two years ago in real life, Moros intrepidus is the fastest case of a new, real-life dino discovery being included in a Jurassic movie.
Gigantosaurus - Jurassic World: Dominion also introduces a huge new apex predator in the Gigantosaurus, which battles the T-Rex in the Cretaceous period. However, the Gigantosaurus also appears in the present-day story of Jurassic World: Dominion so it may be a threat that Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm, Owen Grady, and Claire Dearing will have to face.