Funny to think there’s something new about dinosaurs, but that’s part of the magic of movies. Extinct? Bring ’em back to life! This week a small prop from the set of Jurassic World leaked out and thundered through the paleontological fan base like that first earth-shaking T-Rex step in the original Spielberg spellbinder. Jurassic World, the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series, is slated for 2015, but the Internet exploded with dino-gossip because one of the guidebooks for the Jurassic World theme park, which featured in the original and is allegedly at the crux of the plot of the new movie, found its way onto Twitter. The guidebook gives a bunch of clues about what to expect in 2015 when the movie is scheduled to open, including a list of the dinosaurs in the park.
That’s a pretty big piece of information, because despite stars like Bryce Dallas Howard in major roles, no one is going to see Jurassic World for the humans. Triceratops, Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, and T-Rex are all listed. Yet no Velociraptors, a fact that is troubling to the faithful. (Velociraptors were some of the most compelling creatures to watch in the earlier films.) But leaks can’t always be trusted. Jurassic World is filming now in New Orleans, where they can put the abandoned Six Flags Theme Park to good, terrifying use.