Justice for Han. It became a rallying cry for die-hard Fast & Furious fans following the resolution of the latest chapter, The Fate of the Furious. As the story concludes, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) reunites with his family, explaining that the presence of his infant son is the reason why he had to go rogue and help a cyber terrorist known as Cipher (Charlize Theron). But in that close-knit group of confidantes? Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the man who — just two movies ago — took out Han (Sung Kang), a former member of Dom’s crew. Was the notion of “family” expressed by Dom and his team a lie? Fast screenwriter Chris Morgan mulls that important question over in a recent interview, promising fans:
Justice for Han. I think you’ll learn a lot more about it, and I don’t know if that hashtag will be the appropriate one to put on it down the road. But I can tell you this: We will definitely be talking more about Han.
The Fate of the Furious, directed by F. Gary Gray, is now being positioned as the start of a new trilogy of Fast & Furious films, which would take the series through Fast 10. If you step back and ask why, the answer might be money. Fate broke records when it opened globally a few days back, and Hollywood rarely kills a cash cow.
But the interviews between the L.A. Times and key Fast & Furious members suggest that they are NOT taking the murder of Han lightly, and just as producer Neal Moritz told us that future installments will address Shaw’s role in the killing, that sentiment is echoed by Chris Morgan, who explains:
Look, I am literally the biggest Han/Sung Kang fan in the world. But I would say this. From the initial conceit of Deckard, I’ve never really thought of him as a bad guy. He was definitely against our team but he’s a guy with a code who loves his family.
Jason Statham also hears the concerns of fans. And he, too, believes that there are important details yet to tell. The action superstar tells the Times:
That whole episode has not fully detailed exactly what happened. I’m not going to say anything more than that! But [writer-producer Chris Morgan] likes to annoy the fans and please the fans and get all these angry protests. So, more to come.
And likely sooner rather than later. With The Fate of the Furious cleaning up at the box office, and the feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel on the backburner (for now), production on Fast & Furious 9 should get underway before too long. There were release dates announced for parts 9 and 10, but they have not been confirmed by the studio in some time. For more information on Upcoming 2017 Movies, head over to the link on those words.