Universal has some incredibly profitable names in its portfolio including the Despicable Me universe, the Jurassic World movies, and of course the Fast and Furious franchise. Combined, these films have produced over $15 billion at the box office, so it’s no surprise that Universal is contemplating ways it can maximise income while also bringing us some fun and original films and stories.
This has already begun with the Fast and Furious thanks to the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff movie. While connected to the original story, it starts to unfold the universe surrounding special operatives and the fights they’re involved in away from the cars and Toretto family. It made $760 million at the box office alone and is now the 97th highest-grossing film of all time.
Sung Kang and Lucas Black told me how much they’re interested in a spinoff to Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift, so hopefully we’ll see such a thing come about in the coming years. You can hear what they had to say in the most recent Sung’s Garage Podcast which you can watch or listen to below:
The Jurassic World films are set to be coming to an end soon, too, with Colin Trevorrow teasing that Jurassic World: Dominion could be the last film of the series. But with Fast 9 pushing its boundaries to the point the family is heading to space, could a mixing of the two film universes be that unlikely?
Insider Daniel Richtman has claimed that Univeral is looking at making this happen, and joining the worlds of Fast and Furious and Jurassic World. Justin Lin, director of Fast 9 was also asked about such a thing happening, and while he didn’t rule it out, he didn’t give us a lot of information on the subject.
It would certainly be interesting to see how the two worlds could be combined, but it’s likely not going to happen for a very long time. Both film franchises have a lot still left to offer, and pushing them together too fast could damage them both beyond repair.
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