'Jurassic World: Dominion' director responds to 'Fast & Furious' crossover rumours

Universal Pictures controls the rights to Jurassic and Fast (Universal)
Universal Pictures controls the rights to Jurassic and Fast (Universal)

Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow has scotched rumours that Universal Pictures is planning a Fast & Furious-Jurassic World crossover movie.

Talking to Empire Online to promote an upcoming extended preview of the sixth Jurassic film — which will play in IMAX cinemas ahead of Fast & Furious 9 Trevorrow said: "Have I ever heard anything about a franchise crossover? Of course not.

"But do I enjoy seeing people take it really seriously on Twitter? I do. So, let's just keep having fun with the what-ifs."

Unfounded rumours about a Jurassic-Fast crossover film started with a report by movie website We Got This Covered, which cited a paywalled 'rumours' video by industry 'scooper' Daniel Richtman as its source.

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Fast & Furious 9 director Justin Lin previously refused to rule out the possibility that the petrol-head franchise might cross over with the dinosaur series during a press conference for Fast 9 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."

Fans eagerly awaiting Jurassic World: Dominion can get an early look at the film in an extended preview which will show with Fast & Furious 9 at IMAX locations from 24 June. According to Empire, the preview begins during the dinosaur age, and shows a T-Rex battling a Gigantosaurus along with many other dinos never before seen in the Jurassic franchise, including some scientifically-accurate feathered ones.

It then cuts to the present day where we see the T-Rex, finally loose in the real world, attacking a drive-in movie theatre. Trevorrow says the film is nearing completion and has been screened for 'close friends and family', before he completes work on the sound mix.

Jurassic World: Dominion is coming to cinemas in 2022. (@JurassicWorld/Twitter)
Jurassic World: Dominion is coming to cinemas in 2022. (@JurassicWorld/Twitter)

Following on from the events of 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Dominion will bring together characters from all five previous Jurassic films — including Sam Neill's Alan Grant, Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm, Laura Dern's Ellie Satler, Chris Pratt's Owen Grady, and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire Dearing — for the first time.

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"The way that we bring these characters together and the effect they have on each other and how their stories collide — a movie where they're drawing closer and closer together — is just very exciting for me," Trevorrow, who directed 2015's Jurassic World, explains.

"Structurally, it's cool. It's different. And it's just very satisfying to see all of them up on screen together.

Jurassic World: Dominion comes to cinemas in June 2022.

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