America has a small dinosaur infestation problem in Jurassic World Dominion. How serious is this prehistoric situation? Director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow has made that clear with a nifty map of all the once-extinct animals now running amok across the United States in the upcoming blockbuster (which hits theaters in June). “That’s a problem,” tweeted the filmmaker, who co-wrote Dominationof the screenplay alongside Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising).
The good news is that if you live on the East Coast, you don’t have to worry. Dinosaurs are mostly distributed in the western half of the country (probably because they are cold blooded and need warmer climates to survive). California residents, however, we hate to report that it doesn’t look promising to make it a dino-free day. If you’re an Alaskan resident, we recommend you don’t venture near the water anytime soon as the Mosasaurus has been spotted in the Bering Sea.
Check out the nifty map below:
“The best part of my job is being able to choose which dinosaurs go in which movies,” Trevorrow said. IGN last November. “As someone who cares a lot about our movies and dinosaurs, I’m able to save some and measure them carefully. Whenever I get a request from a fan on Twitter asking “Why not that dinosaur?”, my response is always that I’m just trying to keep a couple. We just want to keep some surprises. In this film, we really get to show dinosaurs that I love and have cared about for a long time, knowing that we had the chance to go back to the Cretaceous period and see the oviraptor and the giganotosaurus.”
The director recently compared the giganotosaurus to the greatest villain of Batman mythos. “I wanted something that looked like the Joker,” he said Empire Review for the latest issue (now on sale). “He just wants to watch the world burn.”
The “Giga” – which actually existed millions of years ago – lives in an obscure research facility owned and operated by InGen’s biggest competitor: BioSyn. The society, which happily collects all captured animals from around the world, says it only studies animals for medical purposes. But we all know that’s not true. Hoping to get to the bottom of the conspiracy, three heroes once suffered terribly from BioSyn’s ruthless greed: Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum).
Our wildest dino dreams will come true when Jurassic World Dominion on the big screen on Friday, June 10.