Each installment of the Jurassic World saga has introduced a new dinosaur along with. First we got the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World, then its successor the Indoraptor in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
But those were both genetically modified carnivores with genomes based on the T-Rex and velociraptor specifically. With the upcoming third installment underway, tentatively titled Jurassic World: Dominion, many fans are curious what the next hybrid could look like.
While Universal Pictures has been tight-lipped about the future of genetic hybrids in the series or whether they’ll play a role in the new film, newly released concept art from Visual Development Supervisor Ian Joyner has revealed an interesting glimpse at one possibility: a mix between a stegosaurus and triceratops.
Joyner posted art of the dinosaur, aptly named Stegoceratops, to his Twitter account. In the artwork, the Stecoceratops is joined by its young hatchling as they walk through a forest. Whether the baby was reproduced through traditional means or is a lab-grown creature remains unconfirmed, but Joyner seemed excited in his post.
“Stegoceratops! A Hybrid #dinosaur design for #jurassicworld A version of these guys ended up in the mobile game, but here was some early development for the movie. The very talented Bodin Sterba did a great one as well which I think they used for the game itself?” he captioned the post with.
For those who think the dinosaur looks over the top, it’s flashy design pales in comparison to other Jurassic Park spin-off dinos. For example, toy company Kenner released a line of genetic hybrid action figures in their 1998 Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect line of toys.
The Jurassic World installments merely pushed the envelope in featuring hybrids on the big screen. If we’re lucky, we may see the envelope pushed even further when Netflix’s Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous series launches this summer.