Back in March, a few weeks after the sequel to Jurassic World began filming, Colin Trevorrow shared the first set picture from the movie, featuring a little girl staring up at a large, intimidating skull inside a large mansion.
Today producer Frank Marshall tweeted another photo from this same set, to celebrate the production nearly reaching the halfway point.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) April 21, 2017
In the photo we can see the producer’s chairs – names printed in the classic Jurassic font – as well as director J.A. Bayona’s chair to the right. What’s most interesting about the image though, is what we’re able to see in the background reflections. Most obvious is the large dinosaur seen in the middle…
While it’s unclear what species this is, it could be a Metriacanthosaurus, a species not before seen in the Jurassic Park franchise, although the species was seen listed in the embryo storage containers in Jurassic Park, as well as on the map in Jurassic World. It is unclear whether or not this is a museum statue diorama (such as those found in real-world dinosaur theme parks) or a full-size animatronic. While the latter is doubtful, from what we can see of the dinosaur, it looks to be of a high quality.
What you may have missed is the reflection of the T. rex, seen under the tail of the Metriacanthosaurus.
As we know the iconic T. rex will be returning, and this reflection confirms that at least the species will be seen again. While it’s unclear if this is “Rexy”, this too could be showing an animatronic from the set.
You can also make out some of the original skeletons of dinosaurs that were seen in the photo that Colin shared.
So what do you make of this new set photo? Are you more excited for Jurassic World 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!