Lucas Black was the leading character in the third instalment of The Fast and Furious as Sean Boswell alongside Sung Kang’s Han, and now he’s set to reprise his role as Sean in the upcoming Fast 9.
He discussed his return in EW’s Binge podcast:
“There was always talk of bringing my character back,” he said. “When they called me for 7, you just want to know what that entails. It was a small role, more of like connecting the dots with Han, which I think was good and I was willing to do.
“But, for me, I just want to know the plan for Sean Boswell, and not really just to be stuck in there. I think the producers and writers and studio realized that the fans really wanted to see the Fast family and everyone that was involved, the hero characters, united in the same movie,” he explained.
Fans have certainly been longing for a moment where all of their favourite characters return, with us getting a taste of this during the fifth movie where Dom’s team meets Paul’s team from 2 Fast 2 Furious. This happened again after Han’s apparent death at the end of Tokyo Drift when Dom, travelled to Tokyo to find out what happened. It turns out that Lucas Black was just as excited to get back into the driver’s seat and to “contribute in a big way to the success at the end.
“And so they made it happen for F9, and we’ll see what happens from there.”
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We wonder if we’ll get to see any other characters from Tokyo Drift like Neela or Twinkie, although we already know that Earl, played by Jason Tobin will be returning. Plus, a host of new and returning stars will feature characters in Fast 9 such as Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron. The movie will be released June 25th.