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15th Apr 2021

Fast & Furious director and stars discuss a crossover with Jurassic World

Rory Cashin

We’re trying (and failing) to remain calm.

If there is one thing that the Fast and the Furious franchise does, it is give the audience what they want.

That goes doubly so for Fast & Furious 9, which not only made the online campaign of #JusticeForHan a reality, but it also will finally be sending the series into space. It started as a joke, but now it is finally happening, and we have to assume it is because the producers, writers, directors, and stars of the movies are really, really listening to their fans.

In the global press conference for the recently released trailer, JOE was lucky enough to ask some of the folk involved some of the bigger questions around the latest entry in the series.

You can check out the answers from Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, John Cena, and director and co-writer Justin Lin right here:

So the next question, after you’ve brought people back from the dead and sent some of them into space, is where do you go from here?

And now another online campaign has begun, with fans noticing that the Fast and the Furious franchise is owned by Universal, who also happen to hold the keys to another huge property: Jurassic World.

Could there potentially be room for a crossover??

Michelle Rodriguez weighed in: “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.”

Additionally, the director and co-writer Justin Lin (who will also be returning for Fast 10 and Fast 11) shared his thoughts on the topic:

“Well, I’ve never said never to anything. And the fact that part of our philosophy is not to ever be boxed in or labeled. And that’s all I will say.”

In case you haven’t watched it already, below is the brand new trailer for Fast & Furious 9, with the movie scheduled to be released in Ireland on Thursday, 8 July.

Meanwhile, Jurassic World: Dominion is due for release in Ireland in June 2022.

Clip via Universal Ireland

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