The list of crazy things the Fast And Furious series has done is endless. From physics defying jumps, to The Rock stopping a torpedo with his bare hands – the next instalment is set to be even more ridiculous as it appears to see the team jetting off into space.
So adding dinosaurs into the mix actually seems pretty realistic for the franchise. And yes, you did read that right – DINOSAURS.
Justin Lin, the director of the upcoming Fast And Furious 9 a.k.a. F9, has created speculation that one day the series could crossover with Jurassic World.
As reported by CNET, the director was asked about the potential crossover at a recent press conference whilst promoting F9.
Lin said: “Well I’ve never said never to anything. And the fact that part of our philosophy is not to be ever boxed in or labeled. And that’s all I will say…”
And he’s right! Fast And Furious really does never say no – seeing the family take on dinosaurs probably won’t be the most insane thing the series ever does.
Studio Universal Pictures owns both the Jurassic World and Fast And Furious franchises, meaning it wouldn’t be hard for them to merge the two universes together. It’s probably something they are already thinking about too, with dollar signs in their eyes.
It would be like what Fox did with Alien vs. Predator, Toho did with the original King Kong vs. Godzilla, and what Warner Bros. did with Freddy vs. Jason.
But this time it would be cars vs. dinosaurs… It kind of sounds like the Xenozoic Tales comic books, which spawned a franchise called Cadillacs And Dinosaurs. But this would just be even more chaotic!
Fast And Furious star Michelle Rodriguez is on board, saying at the same press conference that it just makes sense.
She added: “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?
“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.”
As Rodriguez rightly points out, with Universal owning both properties, this wouldn’t be an issue, so there really is nothing standing in their way.
Vin Diesel racing a Velociraptor? The Rock taking on a T-Rex in a Dodge? Michelle Rodriguez outrunning a Carnotaurus in a Lamborghini? It’s all possible…
And with the Fast And Furious series due to end with the 11th instalment, they will want to ensure they go out with a bang… or should that be a roar?
All we are saying is – BRING ON THE DINOSAURS!
Fast And Furious 9 will race into cinemas on 25th June.