When the first Jurassic Park movie was released back in 1993 it was a marvel of special effects, and it quickly became one of the most iconic films of all time, with some of the most memorable scenes too. And the first thing everyone thinks about when they hear about Jurassic Park is the T-Rex.
After all, even the logo of Jurassic Park is the skull of the T-Rex and is pretty much the most feared dinosaur in the first movie. And the first movie also made some incredible scenes with the terrific animatronic they made for this movie, which remains to this day one of the best uses and combination of practical effects and CGI.
Just like the dinosaurs from these movies, the franchise came back to life with Jurassic World, and one of the best scenes from this movie was the final battle between the monstrous Indominus Rex, and our antagonist-turned hero T-Rex, or how we like to call it, Rexy. But is this the same Rexy we know and love, and maybe fear a little, from the first movies?
Well, that’s something to talk about.
The original Rexy
As you already know, Rexy is a female Tyrannosaurus Rex first cloned in an InGen Compound at Isla Soma and transported after the first year of her life into its own facility at Isla Nublar called Tyrannosaur Paddock, set to be an attraction for InGen’s Jurassic Park. One curious thing about it is that this facility was designed to house the younger of her species too, but the Jurassic Park incident happened and no other T-Rex was brought into the island.
We all know what happened in the original Jurassic Park, but after that incident in Isla Nublar, we didn’t really hear of Rexy for a while. That is until the past years when the franchise came back to life in Jurassic World.
Yes, the RT-Rex that appears in Jurassic World and fights that epic battle with the Indominus Rex alongside the velociraptors is none other than Rexy herself. The very same T-Rex from Isla Nublar, much older now, managed to survive on the island by hunting smaller dinosaurs for all those years. It is confirmed that the team found her lurking on the island and transported her to the new facilities.
Even though she looks aged, with the skin colour fainted and loss of muscle mass, in the second instalment of Jurassic World we get to see her once again, and now she’s looking much better, stronger and healthier.
And yes, it already has been confirmed that she will come back for the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion. Here we are crossing our fingers Rexy gets the screen time she deserves to give a grand closure to the franchise with grace and style. After all, it’s not every day that a fan favourite makes it to the end of a franchise after 28 years of appearances. So, from here we wish you the best of luck Rexy, we can’t wait to see you once again for the last time.