Director Colin Trevorrow Talks Jurassic World’s Newest Raptors

Velociraptors can thank Jurassic Park — the novel and the movie franchise — for their present-day popularity. Once relegated to obscure paleontology books, they’ve come to at least equal the mighty tyrannosaurus as every kid’s favorite prehistoric predators. For the Jurassic World films, director Colin Trevorrow has mixed things up a bit. In his first outing, he gave us sympathetic hero raptors. In J.A. Bayona’s sequel, we saw the genetically modified indoraptor. Now, for the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion, Trevorrow reveals more variations.

Speaking with Empire, Trevorrow revealed that new deadly critters this time will include the atrociraptors. “Where the Velociraptor is a little bit more of a stealth hunter, the Atrociraptors are a bit more brutish,” Trevorrow explains. “These things will just come at you.”

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Describing a chase scene with Chris Pratt, he says, “if they catch up, he’s gonna die, I can tell you that…And in this particular case, they’ve picked his scent, and they’re not going to stop until he’s dead. They’re pretty brutal. They’re pretty vicious.”

Also joining the story will be pyroraptors, about whom Trevorrow won’t say much except that they’re his favorites. Actual pyroraptors were small, birdlike, probably feathered, and would come up to a typical human’s knee. None of which necessarily means anything onscreen, as the Jurassic movies have generally upsized raptors from reality, and ignored the modern notion of feathered dinos. But we’ll have to wait and see.

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Recommended Reading: Jurassic Park: The Original Novel

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