One of our favourite dinos is back for Jurassic World 2

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From Digital Spy

Jurassic World 2 is currently shooting, with The Orphanage director JA Bayona promising us a return to Jurassic Park's scary roots.

Now an eagle-eyed dino-spotter has revealed that one of our favourite dinosaurs will be making their first in-the-flesh appearance since Jurassic Park.

Glimpsed on the set of Jurassic World 2 is this cute little fellow... the Dilophosaurus.

Looks harmless enough, unless you call him stupid and offer him a stick as Dennis Nedry found out in Jurassic Park.

The Dilophosaurus in the movies has a retractable frill and emits a noxious goo from the glands in its neck.

It's also a carnivore, so while it might not have the impressive size of the T-Rex, or the vicious, speedy pack stalking powers of the Velociraptors, or indeed the genetically modified super skills of the Indominus Rex, the Dilophosaurus is still a mean predator you wouldn't want to cross.

Could we see some sort of 'Raptor vs Dilophosaurus royal rumble-style team face-off in Jurassic World 2? Probably not. But it's nice to have him back.

Also back (from Jurassic World) will be Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who'll be joined by a new character – a 9-year-old girl called Lucy, apparently. Not much is known about the sequel but we've had a little speculate that it might tackle the idea of dinosaurs becoming weaponised.

"I think one of the reasons they called me is they wanted to go darker and scarier," says Bayona. "They love The Impossible and they love The Orphanage. So it's great.

"I think when you see Jurassic Park again, the first one, and you see that scene with the T-Rex and the kids in the car - it's very dark; it's very scary. I think it's more in that vein. We're going to go back there."

Jurassic World 2 opens on June 7, 2018.

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