With F9 in the rearview mirror, fans are already looking ahead to the future of the Fast and Furious franchise – especially after this latest movie left us with such a tantalizing mid-credits scene. Star/producer Vin Diesel, director Justin Lin, and actor Sung Kang, who plays Han in the franchise, have offered a few teases about what to expect as the franchise rolls toward its grand conclusion, and you can read their latest quotes below. Light spoilers for F9 ahead. Read More »
The death of Han (Sung Kang) in the Fast and Furious franchise is one of the series’ single most important moments. It sparked the #JusticeForHan movement, has been depicted numerous times from several different angles across multiple movies, and Han’s impending doom cast a melancholy shadow over the films set before that event on the franchise’s complex timeline.
But somehow, Han is back in F9, and early reviews suggest that his return is handled in a satisfying way. So how exactly does that resurrection happen? Actor Sung Kang is not telling – in fact, he wanted to preserve the reveal so badly that he didn’t even share the secret with his wife. Read More »
When the #JusticeforHan campaign first sprung up in the wake of the eighth entry of the Fast and the Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, Justin Lin wasn’t even aware of the fervor that had kicked up around the fan-favorite character that he had introduced in Tokyo Drift. Lin had stepped away from the Fast and Furious franchise with 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, having left Sung Kang‘s Han Lue to his tragic, seemingly random doom in Tokyo. But after the seventh Fast and Furious film introduced Han’s apparent killer, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), only for the eighth installment to welcome Shaw into the family fold, fans began to call for justice.
When Lin came back to direct and co-write F9, those calls are what inspired him to bring Han back, he told /Film in an interview ahead of the U.S. theatrical release of the action sequel.
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“Justice for Han,” has been the rallying call for Sung Kang’s fan-favorite Fast and Furious character, who had apparently snuffed it in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, the victim of sabotage by Jason Statham‘s Deckard Shaw. Meanwhile, Han’s killer was alive and well, and even welcomed into the family by the time The Fate of the Furious rolled around. Now, Han is back in the upcoming F9 and justice is served — though Statham’s Shaw is nowhere to be seen. And Statham would like to remedy that.
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The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series has set its official cast, just as the Disney+ limited series is set to begin production. Disney+ has announced the full cast of the Star Wars limited series+ starring Ewan McGregor as the Jedi Master, with old faces like Hayden Christensen and Joel Edgerton joining him as well as new surprises including Kumail Nanjiani, Sung Kang (the Fast and Furious franchise), and…Uncut Gems co-director Benny Safdie? See the official Obi-Wan Kenobi cast below. Read More »
Back in February this year, when we couldn’t even comprehend that our entire year was going to be ruined, Vin Diesel talked about the likelihood of ending the Fast and Furious franchise with Fast 10. However, rather than being one final movie, the franchise star and producer floated the idea of creating a two-part finale, not unlike the end of franchises like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight. Now that plan has been confirmed by Universal Pictures, and Justin Lin will be at the helm of both of the final installments of the multi-billion dollar franchise. Read More »
For years, Universal has used the Super Bowl to debut the newest looks at its Fast and Furious movies, delivering some memorable trailers full of jaw-dropping imagery that get fans hyped for the next installment. But before this Sunday’s game, the studio topped itself by releasing the F9 trailer in advance during a live concert event with the cast in Miami, and holy shit, this thing rules so hard. Join me below for a F9 trailer breakdown. Read More »
(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: what’s up with that #JusticeForHan movement, anyway?)
If you’re a fan of the Fast and Furious movies and you’ve seen The Fate of the Furious, you might have experienced a nagging feeling in the back of your mind when you left the theater. If you’re like me, that thought was, “Wait…what about Han?” Without spoiling things yet, I’ll just say that the new film never addresses Sung Kang’s snack-loving member of Dominic Toretto’s “family,” who was killed off in 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – a death later revealed to be a murder committed by Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw.
That death – and Fate’s ignoring of it – is at the center of the #JusticeForHan hashtag, which hardcore fans adopted as a rallying cry in order to ask some serious questions about this beloved franchise. Read all about the Han-troversy below, and whether or not the film series owes us answers when we want them or if we should wait for the full story before we rush to judgment. Read More »
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Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is maybe the purest Fast and Furious movie. For starters, there’s a real passion for driving in Justin Lin‘s sequel; it’s not about saving the world. It’s still a crime story, but a crime story with a whole lot of impassioned drifting – all of which Vin Diesel was originally meant to perform.
Screenwriter Chris Morgan has recently explained the Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift origin story and it’s a fascinating one. This is the movie that placed this series on the right track.
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One of the biggest fan-favorite characters in the entire Fast & Furious franchise is Han Seoul-Oh, played by actor Sung Kang. The character died in Tokyo Drift, but he was such a hit with fans that writer Chris Morgan decided to alter the entire series’ timeline in order to incorporate him into more movies in the saga.
The franchise has since closed the loop and passed beyond Han’s death, but Morgan has hinted that there’s a chance we might see him again.
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