How Indominus Rex Was Created For 'Jurassic World'

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This week brings Jurassic World, the biggest movie of the year so far, to Blu-Ray and DVD, so fans can get all the new dinosaur madness they can handle from the comfort of their homes. And they can also dive behind the scenes of the making of the massive blockbuster that has reinvigorated the franchise started by Steven Spielberg in 1993.

But if you happen to be waiting for someone to get you the movie for Christmas or something like that, check out a Jurassic World featurette on how the Indominus Rex was created, complete with some early animatics of the genetically modified hybrid in action.

Here's the Indominus Rex featurette for Jurassic World from Universal Pictures:

The above featurette has talking heads from the likes of digital creature model supervisor Geoff Campbell and visual effects animation supervisor Glen McIntosh, discussing how they determined which traits went into the Indominus Rex. Details such as the exposed teeth and the shape of the eye are little touches that make the dinosaur a threatening new force.

The question is how will Jurassic World 2, set for release in 2018, will up the ante from this quasi-reboot/sequel to Jurassic Park. Director Colin Trevorrow has teased open source dinosaur breeding as a potential plot point for a follow-up, but that's just one possible direction for the sequel to head, and anything is possible.

The Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park's attractions – a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. Now it's up to Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save the park's tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.

Jurassic World is available now on Blu-Ray and DVD.