Whether you’re a fan of the Fast & Furious franchise or not, you probably would’ve found The Fate of the Furious (the eighth entry) a little bit weird from a character standpoint. Not only did Deckard Shaw save Dominic Toretto’s baby, by the end of the film, it also seemed like Shaw had become an honorary member of the Toretto family. And if you watched Hobbs & Shaw earlier this year, Shaw was pretty much playing for the good guys’ team. All of it is a little jarring given that in the mid-credits scene of Fast & Furious 6, we see Deckard Shaw murder Han (Sung Kang), who is one Toretto’s best friends, in cold blood.
However, Fast & Furious regular writer, Chris Morgan promises that all of that is part of a bigger arc that they’ve got planned and that there will be Justice For Han. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Morgan said:
Well the only thing I’ll say about that is, Listen, I came in on Tokyo Drift. I’m a huge fan of that character, and Sung Kang. And you’re right, we’ve been… Over the course of the films, there’s a big arc, and a debt that’s owed. And I would just say for an audience, everybody involved in the films, loves all of our characters. We’re aware of all the character arcs, and what needs to get paid and where we’re going. And I would just say to an audience, just wait. Just hold on. Not a real comment beyond that, other than, we love the characters just like you do.
This isn’t the first time Chris Morgan has talked about Justice For Han. A few months ago, the writer told EW:
I love ‘justice for Han.’ Sung Kang is a great friend, and Han is a character that I adore. I would say that the super-arc for Deckard Shaw is going to be one of the most interesting, cool, rewarding character arcs in the franchise. Justice for Han is owed. It’s something we have discussed for a very long time and want to give the right due to. I think the audience will be satisfied and should know it’s coming.
There’s a line in Hobbs & Shaw that is right before the battle in Samoa where Shaw says to his sister, ‘There’s things I’ve done that I have to make amends for.’ That line was specifically written and put in there just to let everyone know that he is talking about Han — it is on his mind. It tortures him, and he’s going to get to it.