Yes, you read that headline correctly. F9 director Justin Lin and actress Michelle Rodriguez aren’t shooting down the possibility of a Fast and Furious / Jurassic World crossover movie.
“Never say never.” That’s always been the motto behind the creation of the Fast and the Furious scripts. In one film, a character might die and, in the next, they could return. In one film, Dom could win a street race against a souped-up Porsche using a 1972 VW Beetle and, in the next film, they might be off to space. You just never know what’s going to happen.
The Fast and The Furious team might even race against dinosaurs in a Jurassic World crossover film.
And since both films are under the same Universal umbrella, it’s not as ridiculous as it might sound.
During a virtual F9 press conference, Justin Lin was asked if the two worlds could collide. To the surprise of everyone, the director seemed open to the idea:
“Well, I’ve never said never to anything. And the fact that part of our philosophy is not to ever be boxed in or labelled. And that’s all I will say.”
Michelle Rodriguez, who plays Letty Ortiz in the Fast and The Furious franchise, was even more open about the Jurassic World crossover idea:
“Once you reach a certain pinnacle, there’s nowhere to go but to cross brand and merge, it’s what big corporations do with each other when they get too big, you know what I mean? You just have to brand and merge with each other. But the only thing standing in the way is lawyers and studios. Because, usually the brands that you’re trying to merge belong to different studios or whatever. But it’s under the same umbrella. I don’t know. I’m just saying. It works.”
They’ve shot the Fast franchise in just about every country and continent in the world (except Africa or its countries). They’re even about to go to space. They’ve brought down tanks, busses, jets, planes, submarines and everything else you can think of. What could they possibly do to surprise audiences in the next film?
With the next film being the final instalment, it’s highly unlikely that Vin Diesel would take to an idea so crazy. However, on the other hand, as I said before, you can never say never when it comes to this blockbuster franchise.
And considering the fact that Jurassic World has become a little over-the-top too, this wouldn’t be such a stretch.
I’d pay good money to see Dom Toretto ride a T-Rex!
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