Sung Kang opens up about #JusticeForHan and Deckard Shaw’s redemption in Fast & Furious 9
One of the biggest questions revolving around the upcoming Fast & Furious 9, other than how the hell they’re going to pull off that “space car” sequence of the trailer, concerns the return of favorite fan character Han, played by Sung Kang. Han was killed by Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham, in Fast & Furious 6, and Shaw went on to become one of the good guys in the franchise, which caused outrage among fans.
Now that Han has returned from the dead, there is naturally some unfinished business to deal with regarding Shaw. Statham is aware of this fact, previously commenting: “They better bring me back, because I have to put out this fire. [Han has] I have a score to settle, it’s with me. In a new interview with People, Sung Kang hinted that Shaw and Han might find a way to coexist peacefully and move forward.
“We will have explanations in Fast 9. … Everyone loves Jason, so why not, right? I have to include it, right? Hey, if I can die 10 times he can turn into a good guy from a bad guy. [laughs] It’s not that bad, but it’s a course correction for the audience. Never reject and never disrespect the public. They are the reason movies exist, so you can’t ignore them. It’s cool and awesome that a studio like Universal is listening, they are listening. It’s a course correction. It is justice. “
Han’s return is seen as an important moment for the Fast Furious franchise, as he is one of the few non-white actors in the series, who has been in the movies longer, if not longer than Dominic Toretto. According to Sung Kang, the fact that the whole Fast Furious The timeline can be aligned with Han’s journey through the series, which fans have grown so fond of, is a blessing to him as an actor.
“I think Han represents a window into what fans value and what they want. The fact that all of that connective tissue with the timeline can be attached to Han. It’s great because there is an audience that supports that and who wants that. There’s a whole subculture. that questions deadlines and all that, so as an actor you take 30 steps back and look at it, and you’re like, ” Is it cool to be a part of that romantic Hollywood story that you play a character that people want to bring back and get justice? “So you keep being resurrected, how many times can this guy die? But there are no complaints, they just want you to come back. Come on, as an actor we’re all in the search for validation, to a certain extent. That’s why we’re actors, that’s why we’re on stage. Having fans all over the world want you to come back in this movie? That’s a blessing. It’s pretty cool if you think about it. “
Directed by Justin Lin, F9 stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron. The film arrives in theaters on June 25. These quotes are from People.
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