Hollywood is kicking off the summer with a huge sequel to a beloved silver screen classic. Premiering on June 12, the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," has a new director, new cast, and, perhaps the most anticipated of all, a new, fearsome dinosaur.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, who was handpicked by Steven Spielberg himself to direct the movie, "Jurassic World" is set 22 years after the first movie, on the fictional Isla Nublar, a short ferry ride from Costa Rica. A whole ecosystem of dinosaurs — including the Tyrannosaurus rex, Brachiosaurus and Velociraptor — roam free in the dinosaur theme park for the amusement of its human visitors.
But, as we all know, humans can't leave well enough alone. The park's scientists created a hybrid dinosaur — a bigger, badder, infinitely more terrifying creature called the Indominus Rex, which proceeds to wreak havoc on the park and its visitors.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Trevorrow said that the Indominus Rex is "meant to embody our worst tendencies." He added:
"We're surrounded by wonder and yet we want more. And we want it bigger, faster, louder, better... We live in a cult of the upgrade right now. There's always something around the corner that will make whatever you think is cool right now feel obsolete. And I feel like the Indominus Rex is the animal version of that."
Whether or not audiences will buy into the movie's critique of consumer culture, it definitely looks like an exciting addition to the franchise. Watch the feature below: