New early art and dinosaur renders surface from Jurassic World

New concept art and renders have surfaced from Jurassic World as part of yesterdays YouTube update! While many of the videos were part of the Blu-ray set, quite a few were brand new and loaded with never before seen content. Coming in at over 5 minutes long, a new feature titled ‘Dinosaur Experts’ is loaded with fun new content, including some brand new art!

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For longtime followers of our site, the early Indominus Rex render may seem a bit familiar in concept. That’s because it’s from when the dinosaur was called the ‘Malusaurus’, something we hinted at years ago and described as looking like a ‘beefed up Masiakasaurus‘. This version of the design is also the clear inspiration for the early Hasbro toy prototype:

We’re always thrilled to see new behind the scenes footage and concept art, so hopefully more will surface in time. While it may seem a bit too late for a Jurassic World art book, perhaps a special edition that includes Jurassic Park art in celebration of its 25th anniversary could be released next year? The long road to Jurassic World and its evolution over time would make a fantastic visual journey. (Take a hint, Universal!)

Do you prefer the final design of the Indominus Rex, or do you prefer the early Diabolus/Malusaurus designs.. and what happened to those Aviary scenes from the guests perspective? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic!

Legendary’s ‘Kong: Skull Island’ trailer teases monstrous Dinosaurs

Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures roared into San Diego Comic Con’s Hall H with the debut trailer for ‘Kong: Skull Island’. The latest King Kong movie is a re-imagining of the classic tale, set during the 1970’s when a group of explorers stumble across the deadly island.

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ is sure to impress, and is loaded with talent. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), with a cast starring actors such as Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. The films writing credits include Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy , and Jurassic World’s Derek Connolly.

Check out the trailer below!

That’s one big great ape! This reboot features the largest King Kong to date, partly due to the announcement of an upcoming ‘Godzilla vs King Kong’ film. As such, the films dinosaurs seemingly have also seen a colossal size boost. While these dinosaurs are likely closer to monsters than animals when compared to Jurassic Park, it’s always great to see more mainstream films featuring the extinct beasts.

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The cataclysmically beautiful ‘Kong: Skull Island’ releases March 10th, 2017 – and it may just be the movie we need to bide time until Jurassic World 2 in June 2018.