No one dies in the Fast & Furious franchise – or so actor Sung Kang claims after his character, Han Lue, was resurrected from the dead due to public demand. The character’s death scene in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) was one of the most painful moments for fans.
After years of campaigning for justice, Han returned from the apparent afterlife in F9: The Fast Saga (2021). Now, another original character, supposed to be dead, makes a comeback in a cameo scene.
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Sung Kang Discusses Han Lue’s Fate And Gal Gadot’s Cameo Scene
In an interview with Esquire, Sung Kang talks about his character and the fake death trend of the Fast & Furious movies. When asked if Han and the other characters are really gone for good, the actor responded:
“I hope not! If you dissect that scene, there’s enough time that maybe they got a getaway. You saw the plane go down, and then it goes behind the mountain. Derek, it’s Fast & Furious, every character comes back! [Laughs.] No one dies, man.”
He reflected on Han’s absence from the franchise for a long time, which made fans miss the character on a deeper level.
“When something is taken away, you then really appreciate it. That’s what happened with Han; they liked him so much when he was gone that they had a desire to see this old familiar friend.”
Sung Kang also discussed Gal Gadot’s cameo scene, which he was asked not to speak of to anybody. Following Han’s death in Tokyo Drift, the revival of characters has become a confidential matter within the franchise. Gadot reprised her role as Gisele Yashar in Fast X, who supposedly died in Fast & Furious 6 (2013):
“I knew it was inevitable. First, we’re talking about Fast, and an audience that is now used to getting what they want when they ask for a character to come back. Because of where Gal’s career has gone with Wonder Woman, and the goodwill and love that she has from people around the world, it’s awesome that another franchise can help our franchise.”
The 51-year-old star admitted he has not spoken with Gadot about the future of their characters yet due to her busy schedule, although he has heard rumors that the team has been having conversations with the Wonder Woman actress.
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Female Fast & Furious Spin-Off Is Now In Development
Somewhere in the interview, Sung Kang revealed that Universal Chairman Donna Langley is planning on making a female Fast & Furious spin-off:
“Sometimes when you watch an action film, it’s so male-centric, very alpha. But when the Fast women fight, dude, it’s not a walkaway moment. It’s like, ‘Holy shit.’ Michelle and Charlize is varsity team action. They’re the real deal.”
Vin Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto, confirmed via Variety that he is developing a new narrative after the main story’s conclusion:
“I started developing the female spin-off in 2017 with other spin-offs, and the sooner I deliver the finale, the sooner I can launch all the spin-offs.”
With Gal Gadot’s return to the franchise, the lineup of femme fatale characters is ready and complete. Fast X: Part One is now racing in theaters worldwide.
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