- Sung Kang’s character Han Lue returns in “F9” after seemingly dying in “Tokyo Drift.”
- Kang told The Hollywood Reporter that justice has not been served yet for Han.
- He believes Han still needs to reconcile the loss of his lover in “Fast & Furious 6.”
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“Fast & Furious” star Sung Kang told The Hollywood Reporter that justice has still not been served for his character despite being resurrected from the dead.
Kang told The Hollywood Reporter that justice will not be served for his character, Han Lue, until Han finds the person responsible for the death of his lover Gisele (Gal Gadot) in “Fast & Furious 6.”
He said: “It hasn’t been served because someone that is dear to Han is not here anymore. So how is that resolved? And if I find the man responsible for it, what do I do to him?”
Gisele died trying to save Han from a member of the villainous Owen Shaw’s (Luke Evans) crew in “Fast & Furious 6.” The #JusticeForHan social media campaign began with LA Times film reporter Jen Yamato, and gained widespread support. Fans felt that the redemption of Han’s killer (Jason Statham) ruined the legacy of Han.
“F9” director Justin Lin explained to The Hollywood Reporter that Han’s return is the beginning for the character getting justice: “The issue with Justice for Han is not, ‘Hey, he’s gone, we want him back.’ It was that something was not right and we need to figure out how to correct that.”
“So Justice for Han, really, is how we treat Han as he comes back and as we move forward,” He added.
Kang’s character was killed towards the end of the third film in the series “The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift”. After he was brought back in the following films, it was revealed these were prequels to his death. “Furious 7” finally revealed Kang’s killer, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the antagonist in that film.
Statham’s character, Deckard Shaw, has since joined the Dom’s (Vin Diesel) family and so it was only a matter of time before Han would have to meet him. This happens during the post-credit scene of “F9.”
“Furious 7” used old clips of Han to show his death so this scene was the first time Sung Kang has worked with Jason Statham since “War” in 2007.
Kang added in the interview The Hollywood Reporter that he coincidentally told Statham that he was going to work on “Tokyo Drift” when they last spoke after wrapping up the filming of “War.”
Kang said: “We shot [‘War’] in Vancouver, and when we wrapped the movie, we were both at the airport on the same day. So he asked me, ‘Hey, what are you doing next?’ And I said, ‘I’m going to go do this movie ‘Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious.’ And he said, ‘Fast and Furious?’ That’s a good franchise to be a part of.”
“… And then years later, he plays Shaw! It’s crazy.