'Fast & the Furious 9' appears to bring back a beloved character fans thought was dead and people can't stop cheering

Universal PicturesSung Kang is back as Han in the first full trailer for ‘Fast 9.’

Universal Pictures released the first full trailer for “Fast & Furious 9,” aka “F9,” on Friday and it had several big reveals.

In addition to fans learning about Dom’s younger brother, the very end of the trailer appears to reveal the return of fan-favourite Han Seoul-Oh (played by actor Sung Kang). He steps into a room eating before embracing the godfather of the Fast family, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel).

Han fast 9 returnUniversal PicturesHan stepped into ‘the clubhouse’ eating food like nothing serious just happened.

The reveal came as a huge shock because Han died at the end of “Tokyo Drift” at the hands of Deckard Shaw.

“It’s emotional – it feels like I’m going back to a family reunion,” actor Sung Kang, who plays Han, told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a relationship that has been missing in my life since the last ‘Fast.'”

For years since Han’s death, fans of the “Fast” franchise have been asking for justice for Han and it finally appears as if it’s coming. Fans are beyond pumped for the character’s return to the franchise.

Many are tweeting out the words, “Justice for Han.”

Wait. Is Han really alive?

Dom han fast 9Universal PicturesThis hug is real, right?

It seems so! Director Justin Lin was spotted last year wearing a “Justice for Han” shirt on the set of “Fast 9”, so it seems like he’s been trying to tell us to anticipate a big reveal for a while now.

Since “Fast 5,” the franchise has really become like one giant superhero telenovela with big reveals. In the last film, we learned Dom had a child he didn’t know about with Elena.

The official “Fast & Furious” Twitter account shared a poster of Han with the words “justice is coming.” His return seems pretty real. After losing the franchise’s star Paul Walker in real life during “Furious 7,” it doesn’t seem like the “Fast” franchise would want to trick its fans with a fake return of a character.

The franchise is built on the idea of family. If anything, Walker’s death may have helped bring the close-knit cast together even more, making them all want to share time on screen together again.

Fast 9 han posterUniversal PicturesHere’s the official poster featuring the return of Han in the ‘Fast Saga.’

Universal Pictures also released an updated version of its group poster with Han alongside the gang. Yeah, it’s feeling real.

F9 group poster hanUniversal PicturesDays after revealing a group poster for ‘Fast 9,’ Universal Pictures reveals a new version of the poster featuring Han.

How did he survive and why haven’t we seen Han until now?

We don’t know yet, but we’re guessing Han was pretty injured after the explosion in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.” In case you don’t remember, the “Fast” franchise takes place out of order. The third film takes place after “Fast & Furious 6.” (You can get a refresher on the correct viewing order here.)

Han has only been sitting out the events of two films, “Furious 7” and “The Fate of the Furious.” We’re willing to bet he’s been overseas with Sean Boswell (Lucas Black). Eagle-eyed fans may have spotted Boswell very briefly in the “F9” trailer.

Sean boswell fast furious 9Universal PicturesDid you catch Sean Boswell in the ‘Fast 9’ trailer?

We bet he’s returning to America with Han when Dom needs him most. Michelle Rodriguez’s character Letty is the one to say, “Surprise,” before Han is revealed in the trailer, hinting she knows of the secret before anyone else.

We’ll have to wait until “Fast 9” is in theatres May 22, 2020, or for other trailer drops to know more.

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