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Fast 9 star and director all in for Jurassic Park crossover… and so are we!

April 16th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Ok, so, look, the Fast & the Furious franchise has for the last few years fully embraced its silliness and mixed it with awesome action scene and a surprisingly large universe full of characters and in the last trailer it seems that, finally, after fans joking about it for years, the franchise is heading into space (here).

So it has us – and others as you’ll see – wondering just how far can this franchise go.

In the new trailer Tyrese Gibson’s Roman remarks on all the fantastical adventures they’ve had over the years, clearly in on the joke… but just how far could it go?

Well, it seems even dinosaurs aren’t out of the question.

During the recent press round for the movie star Michelle Ridrquez was asked if we could ever see the gang crossover with the Jurassic Park franchise – also owned by Universal Pictures –  and her response was pretty enthusiastic:

I love it, dude! I’m all in!” the star said.

“We were talking about this yesterday. It’s so funny, but I was talking about this yesterday. Because 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.

Adding to this, director Justin Lin seems keen too, saying: “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.”

Look, honestly, this franchise has the balls on it to go anywhere – the next movie could be about the team stopping an alien invasion and I would be there on opening night, so I’m not going to rule out dinosaurs… not even sort of.

What say you all? Fast & Furious: Jurassic Lark? You in? Yeah, you are…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….