4:09am PT by Ryan Gajewski
'Jurassic World' Director: Original T. Rex Returns in New Film
A familiar face will be dropping by in Jurassic World.
Director Colin Trevorrow told the Los Angeles Times that the menacing T. Rex from 1993's Steven Spielberg-directed Jurassic Park will indeed play a role in the action franchise's latest installment.
"The T. Rex in this movie is the same T. Rex from Jurassic Park," Trevorrow said. "She’s been on the island for 22 years. She's still alive. She’s a little older, and she’s angry."
He added to Slashfilm that the dinosaur may look a bit different than viewers are used to. "We took the original design and obviously, technology has changed," he continued. "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," Treverrow joked. "And this movie is her Unforgiven."
Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio and Judy Greer. It hits theaters June 12.