Forget your cape heroes and austere prestige dramas the most auspicious franchise season is here again. The Fast Saga has blessed us with a trailer for its latest iteration, the ninth Fast and Furious film, aptly titled F9. There’s more to the trailer than meets the eye.
It’s impossible to talk about the F9 trailer and not talk about Han Lue. If you’re a casual viewer of the Fast and Furious franchise or you’re still catching up on it, you might need some context. The end of the trailer features a Korean man walking in and munching on a snack. That would be Han Lue, played by Sung Kang, who has presumably been recovering from getting killed in an earlier movie.
Han is at the center of a mildly confusing timeline shift that the Fast and Furious franchise made as it was hitting the metaphorical NOS button. The character was introduced and subsequently died in what appears to be a street racing crash during 2006’s Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, but Han’s presence proved to be so beloved by fans that the character was included in the fourth, fifth, and sixth films. The canonical timeline was rearranged so that Tokyo Drift actually takes place after the events of Fast & Furious 6. The mid-credits scene of Fast 6 shows the exact scene from Tokyo Drift in which Han dies, but reveals the crash to be an intentional act by Deckard Shaw.
Since Han’s death and the later rehabilitation of Deckard as a good guy, the hashtag JusticeforHan became popular online for two reasons. One, the character is deeply missed and two, because it’s more than a little unfair that his killer is now buddy-buddy with Team Dom. “Justice is coming” according to the trailer, and we couldn’t be more excited.
We couldn’t be happier to see that Helen Mirren is reprising her role as Magdalene Shaw once again after the character first appeared in Fate of the Furious, and then cameoed in Hobbs & Shaw. If you missed her most recent appearance in Hobbs & Shaw, you might not know that Magdalene was sprung out of prison by Deckard and Hattie, two of her three children. Unfortunately, due to the productions of Hobbs & Shaw and F9 overlapping, neither Deckard nor Hattie will be joining the team in F9. Their new Best Friend Forever, Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs, will likewise not be appearing in F9. Keep watching the video to see why the Fast and Furious 9 trailer means more than you think.
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Justice for Han | 0:16
No Shaw family reunion in F9 | 1:32
An unexpected Toretto family reunion | 2:40
Mia’s back | 3:17
Who’s not in the trailer | 4:22
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