Recently, screenwriter Chris Morgan revealed that Sung Kang’s Han might return to the franchise. Han, who originally died in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006), returned to the series in “Fast & Furious” (2009), “Fast Five” (2011), and “Fast & Furious 6” (2013) after Morgan altered the timeline.
When asked about Han, Morgan, who has written every “Fast & Furious” movie except for the first 2, said that he has been thinking of altering the timeline again so that he could bring the beloved character back to the franchise.
“Now, that’s funny because I’ve actually been thinking about that a lot. So it’s interesting that you and I are on the same wavelength there. But I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out. I love Sung, he’s one of my favorite people on the planet,” he told /FILM.
Prior to his appearance in “Tokyo Drift”, /FILM noted that Sung Kang’s Han actually appeared in Justin Lin’s other movie, “Better Luck Tomorrow” (2002). In that movie, Han was a thief who smoked a lot. But as he moved into the “Fast” series, he quit smoking and started snacking on junk food to keep his hands (and mouth) busy. He is also romantically linked to Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar.
Besides that, it was revealed that the name Han Seul Oh is a nod to Han Solo of “Star Wars”. However, Lin confirmed that it’s a fake name, so his last name is never revealed.
As much as we love Han, we don’t think bringing him back would do any good to the final trilogy. Heck, it might even spoil his epic death and legacy. In case you forgot, he was killed by Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, the brother of Owen Shaw.
“The Fate of the Furious” is slated for release on 14th April 2017. Meanwhile, “Fast 9” and “Fast 10” are set to premiere on 19th April 2019 and 2nd April 2021 respectively.
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