If you didn’t think the Jurassic World movies could make dinosaurs any crazier, you’re in for a rude awakening. Empire has an exclusive image from the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion (the third or sixth in the franchise, depending on how you count) that features the new dino villain: the Giganotosaurus, or “Giga” for short. Now, the Giganotosaurus isn’t a genetically-modified super dinosaur like the last couple of antagonists have been; this was a real dinosaur. But things get nutty when director Colin Trevorrow talks about his take on the Giga:
“I wanted something that felt like the Joker. It just wants to watch the world burn.”
He also mentions another villain – BioSyn, the rival genetics company that hired Wayne Knight’s Denis Nedry to remove the DNA samples in Jurassic Park, which led to the dinosaurs being unleashed. According to Trevorrow:
“BioSyn got the contract to house the dinosaurs that have been captured around the world via various governments. They claim it’s a research facility where they can study the pharmaceutical values of the animals. But there’s some other stuff going on.”
Take a look at the Giganotosaurus below, courtesy of Empire:
I shouldn’t be surprised; even given the sci-fi premise, the Jurassic World movies eschewed any kind of believability long before this. But it’s still a little shocking to see that a reptile will have an agenda and desire to foment chaos. I thought we were past the phase where every villain Hollywood put out was an emulation of the Joker. We all love him, but there are other types of evil out there, and some of them ain’t half bad either. But trying to turn a dinosaur into the Clown Prince of Crime – specifically, the interpretation of the character brought to life by Heath Ledger – has to be the absolute nadir of this trope. Having BioSyn be the human villains is fine, I suppose; they’ve about exhausted their options with InGen at this point, and they need another evil corporation to do evil corporate stuff. But do they really? The ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom had dinosaurs unleashed upon the world beyond the Islas Nublar and Sorna, and Trevorrow told Empire that Dominion will follow up on that development. So why overcomplicate it with more corporate chicanery? But here I am, questioning the logic of this series after the super raptors and giant mutant hybrids.
What do you think of Jurassic World: Dominion’s new dinosaur? Are you excited for the movie? How far away from a Triceratops calling himself “Gotham’s reckoning” are we? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to Geeks + Gamers for more movie news!
Thanks again to Empire for the image.