Fast and Furious actor, Sung Kang, reveals his reaction to learning about the #JusticeforHan development. Kang’s character, Han, returns to The Fast Saga in Justin Lin’s F9 after several years of being presumed dead. However, before the idea of resurrecting came up, there was already a buzz online demanding that Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) be considered accountable for murdering the beloved “la familia” member.
After years of stowing away in Japan, thanks to the assistance of Mr. No one (Kurt Russell), Han is reunited with the family in F9, and he’s relied upon to be part of the remaining The Fast Saga movies as well. In an elite interview with Screen Rant, Kang opens up about his experience learning about the #JusticeforHan development, which he discovered after L.A. Times’ Jen Yamato facilitated a vigil for the character. Read what Kang said about the development below:
I saw pictures of that, and I resembled, “What’s wrong with this person, having a vigil for an invented character?… At first I resembled, “Who is this person, a wacko?” And then, at that point, I started to become acquainted with her, and I realized that there was a deeper meaning behind it. And I was recently flattered and honored, that a character that I played meant such a great amount to someone, and then, at that point, I had this whirlwind of support. And then, at that point, eventually, when I landed on set, I would reflect on it going, “Amazing, this happened because of a hashtag and a vigil.” Pretty crazy. A vigil you were at, that’s what it means.
Given this, it’s a good idea that Han’s story continues beyond his initial return in F9. Frankly, there’s barely any justice achieved for the character in the Fast and Furious franchise, aside from establishing the fact that he didn’t pass on in the car crash as many presumed. His face-to-face with Deckard in the mid-credits scene is more logical the start of delivering on Lin’s promise regarding considering the Shaw brother accountable.