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Fast & Furious writer wants to bring back Han and is open to taking the franchise into… space?!

April 8th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’re heading to the press screening of Fast & Furious 8 in a couple of days (and yes, we’re very very excited) and it seems that now all the crazy stories are coming out about the franchise’s future.

And we have two of the best.

First up, one of the Franchise’s favourite characters among fans is actor Sung Kang’s Han (last name Seoul-Oh in reference to the Star Wars character) and we all know he died waaaaaaaay back in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift which technically took place after the sixth movie (where we saw his death slightly differently) but, despite being dead it seems you just can’t keep a good character down.

Writer Chris Morgan has hinted that he’s been thinking about Han and how to bring him back into the franchise for the second time. When asked by /Film about bringing him back, Morgan said:

“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.”
So is Han in Fast 9? Morgan’s response isn’t exactly a confirmation, but the fact that the franchise’s primary writer has been thinking about that character again is significant. And considering the pretzel twists in this saga’s timeline already, it certainly wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility to loop back around for another encounter with him. After all, the character already has a history even before the Fast and Furious franchise.”

What a lot of people don’t know is that there is actually an ‘unofficial’ Fast and Furious movie based entirely around Han’s character called Better Luck Tomorrow. While the movie isn’t considered by Paramount to be a Fast & Furious entry, the 2002 movie directed by Justin Lin who directed Fast & Furious 3, 4, 5 & 6.

In the movie Han was a thief who quit smoking and constantly snacked to keep his mind off his past addiction – a fact that Giselle (played by Gal Gadot) actually mentions on Fast & Furious 5 when talking to Han. Lin himself has said that Han Su, as Han is called in the movie, isn’t his real name and it IS the same character.

And we think that’s pretty darn cool.

Anyway, Han’s death was not left open to interpretation in either Tokyo Drift or Fast & Furious 6, so we don’t think they’ll do a ‘surprise! I’m alive!’ as they did with Michelle Rodriquez’s Letty character so we figure it would have to be a flash back of some sort. Either way, we’d love to see Han return.

Now, the second bit of mental news is that the franchise may actually, at some point, head into space.

And we are LOL-ing as we write this.

Uproxx asked Morgan what would be next for the franchise that started with street racing and now deals in James Bond-esque heroics and would the franchise ever head into… space?

Morgan, surprisingly, didn’t seem shocked at the question: “Look, I get all versions of that question. I get, “Are you going to space?,” and, “Please, God, tell me you’re not going to space because you’ll lose me if you do.” The only way I’d go to space is if I had something so good.

“But, never say never. If we came up with the perfect thing and it made sense, it will be awesome.”

Let’s be honest, no-one at this stage would be shocked with anything in the FF movies, would they? It’s an alien invasion I’m waiting for personally.

We doubt we’ll see Dom and the team in space but do think we’ll see Han back at some point in a flash back…

What about you all? Would you like to see


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….