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In a little over a month, audiences will get the chance to return to the world of Jurassic Park for the first time in nearly 14 years. Now the series hasn’t exactly been tied together with tight, Marvel-like continuity, each movie features a new group of characters and a couple of holdovers from the original, but still, when Jurassic World was announced, fans wondered who all from the first three movies might turn up. But curiosity about Jurassic World casting has had a bizarrely racist angle. We, the fans, have been merely concerned about what human characters will be making a re-appearance in the film, but what about the dinosaur characters? It turns out that a certain fan-favorite in that category will be popping up again in the new film.

In an interview with /Film, Jurassic World writer/director Colin Trevorrow talked about casting his creatures. And while much of the promotional attention for World has been on the new hybrid dino the Indominus Rex, more “classic” dinosaurs will also appear in the film, specifically the heroic Tyrannosaurus Rex that saved Sam Neill, Laura Dern and the kids from the villainous velociraptors in Jurassic Park.

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“The T. rex that’s in [‘Jurassic World’] is the T. rex from the original ‘Jurassic Park.’ She is 22 years older. But she’s not limping around. […] We took the original design and,  obviously, technology has changed. So, it’s going to move a little bit differently, but it’ll move differently because it’s older. And we’re giving her some scars and we’re tightening her skin. So, she has that feeling of, like, an older Burt Lancaster. And this movie is her ‘Unforgiven.’”

It’s worth noting that while The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurasic Park III both featured T.Rexes, but this will be the first time that this particular T.Rex has re-appeared since its final scene in Jurassic Park. The reason for that is likely owed to the fact that parts 2 and 3 took place on an entirely different island than the original, a second site where the dinsaurs were developed before they were moved to the Park. We’ll chalk that up as one of the reasons why Jurassic World will laregely ignore the events of the two previous films. According to Yahoo! Movies:

According to Trevorrow, the previous sequels aren’t being written out of continuity so much as placed to the side, as they both unfolded on a different island.

Jurassic World will be in theaters everywhere on June 12.

Source: Screen Rant

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