The website for next summer’s blockbuster Jurassic World went live last week, and has provided fans with no shortage of subtle hints about the plot of the upcoming film. Now, several observers assert that the movie may see the return of an unexpected character from the Jurassic Park franchise.
As Cinemablend notes, when the list of dinosaurs in Jurassic World was released, fans were pleased to find that the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a species that has appeared in all of the previous three films, would once more be gracing the screen. Through the website, fans were treated to their first look at the T. Rex that will appear in Jurassic World, and one IMGUR user pointed out that this exact dinosaur is apparently one that audiences have encountered before.
— ScreenCrush (@screencrushnews) November 30, 2014
In the image posted on the Jurassic World website, the Tyrannosaurus is depicted with deep scars running down the side of its neck. As What Culture observes, Jurassic Park fans will no doubt remember that at the end of the first film, a Tyrannosaurus faced off against a pack of velociraptors, inadvertently saving the day.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 28, 2014
The injuries sustained by the T. Rex in Jurassic Park look notably similar to those depicted in the image that appears on the Jurassic World website, leading many fans to speculate that the Tyrannosaurus in the new film is the very same one that audiences witnessed in the first movie. It has also been rumored that the T. Rex will have a major part to play in Jurassic World, and some have suggested that it may face off against the genetically modified dinosaur set to cause havoc in the park.
— Pingo (@PinguinoPingo) November 28, 2014
As the Inquisitr previously reported, director Colin Trevorrow spoke with Empire magazine, discussing the recently released trailer for Jurassic World. While answering fan questions on a range of topics, including the apparently trained velociraptors that appear in the trailer, Trevorrow was asked if audiences will see a T. Rex in the movie, as it is arguably the franchise’s most iconic dinosaur.
“You bet your a** you will,” Trevorrow responded.
Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12, 2015.
[Image via Cinemablend]