A Fast & Furious/Jurassic Park Crossover Is Apparently Possible
F9 director Justin Lin won't rule out a future crossover between Universal's Fast & Furious movies and the Jurassic Park/World franchise.
"Well, I've never said never to anything," Lin said, when asked about the possibility during a virtual press conference attended by CNET. "And the fact that part of our philosophy is not to ever be boxed in or labeled. And that's all I will say."
Because the Fast & Furious and Jurassic Park/World films are based at Universal Studios, a crossover is theoretically more plausible than it would've been, had the pair been set up at separate studios. This is also what allowed Warner Bros. to combine its different film and TV properties in The LEGO Movie series, along with the upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy. What's more, as Fast & Furious mainstay Michelle Rodriguez has argued, crossing over has become inevitable for a lot of franchises in the current landscape.
"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?" Rodriguez pointed out. "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."
The official synopsis for F9 reads,
Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob.
Directed by Justin Lin, F9 stars Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang, with Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron and Cardi B. The film arrives in theaters June 25.