Jurassic World Introduces A New Mystery Dinosaur
Camp Cretaceous hints at a new mystery dinosaur's arrival. Let's take a look at what has been frozen in the underground tunnels of Jurassic World.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 2 premiered on Netflix last weekend, and fans are already speculating about the mysterious new dinosaur hidden in an underground cryotube. As the Camp Cretaceous kids are still stranded on the island at the end of season 2, this unknown specimen poses a likely threat in future seasons. Here's what new terror the campers could be up against if Camp Cretaceous is renewed for a third season.
The specimen, simply known as E750, is mentioned in Camp Cretaceous season 1 when Brooklynn is snooping around Dr. Wu's computer in the Jurassic World lab. She finds a file entitled "E750 Clinical Trial Results." In the second season, Brooklynn finds documents labeled E750 in the now-abandoned lab facility. Later, in a control center in the underground tunnels, she discovers a door marked E750 on the security cameras. When she's busy turning the power back on, Kenji repeatedly presses a glowing green button. In another section of the tunnels, wires misfire, causing an occupied tank to thaw.
Brooklynn doesn't get a chance to investigate what's behind E750's door, but the season does end focused on that door and the newly awakened danger lurking beyond. Just before the credits roll, a screech drowns out the alarms. It sounds closest to a Velociraptor, or an amalgamation including that species' DNA. Dr. Henry Wu is known for his questionable genetic splicing practices, so it makes sense that this creation could be something in the vein of a Velociraptor. Based on the roar and the look of the specimen - it either has a spiny tail or jagged teeth - two likely possibilities are another Indoraptor or a Spinoraptor. The Indoraptor, or the big hybrid baddie in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is a volatile cross between a raptor and the Indominus Rex. Perhaps Dr. Wu had an Indoraptor brewing before the prototype we see in Fallen Kingdom, and it was cryogenically frozen to ensure the Indominus Rex was a success first.
The Spinoraptor has not been seen yet in the Jurassic Park films, but it would be a notable addition if the tank dinosaur was revealed to be this. Seen in the video games Jurassic World: The Game and Jurassic World Evolution, the Spinoraptor is a highly aggressive and intelligent Spinosaurus and Velociraptor hybrid. Judging by what is seen of the tank, it doesn't look like it's housing an excessively large specimen. The Spinoraptor is medium-sized with a long snout and a sail on its back, so it is possible that the dinosaur in that tank is another hybrid gone wrong.
Conversely, the mystery dino could also be a Gigantosaurus, which in many variations sports a spiny back and tail. It's taller and longer than the T-Rex and a formidable predator in its own right. Sam Neill, who is reprising his role as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic World: Dominion, revealed in an interview last year that Gigantosaurus appears in the last film, so it would make for a compelling arc if a young Gigantosaurus was introduced earlier in the animated series. Yet, it doesn't make sense for Dr. Wu to keep it so secretive or to abandon it on the island, unless it was being produced for a rival company like Mantah Corp.
Colin Trevorrow has said in interviews that Camp Cretaceous will eventually connect to Dominion, so this mystery dinosaur could be that link between the films. If the tank dinosaur is a hybrid, then it would probably need to be destroyed somewhere between the events of Camp Cretaceous and Fallen Kingdom, since Trevorrow is focusing on the traditional dinosaurs of the original trilogy rather than on Dr. Wu's specialties. Whatever E750 turns out to be, the campers of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous will have their hands full regardless.