Most, if not all Fast and Furious films so far have been rated PG-13. And while this has been working perfectly well for the franchise, with Fast 9 being the third best performing movie released since the pandemic began, actor Sung Kang believes that at least some of the future Fast and Furious films should go R-rated.
Even if it’s a spinoff movie, the actor who plays Han believes that there should b an R-rated film in the mix somewhere according to Screenrant.
“I’d like to see the Fast films, at least one of them, go rated R,” Sung Kang said while discussing the home release of Fast 9. “Go super dark, to see where that could go. I don’t know which character that’s going to be, somebody has to go dark, really dark. And maybe it would be cool to see.”
I would love to see Sung’s Han confront his thought-to-be-killer Deckard Shaw, and maybe in a spinoff film that looks at the dynamic between these two characters, there should be a bit more violence and depth that we have come to expect from the standard run of Fast films. After all, we saw Han wielding a sniper rifle during Fast 9, I’d love to see some more of what Han is capable of, especially up against an opponents as capable as Shaw.
To bring the Fast story to an end there will be two more films, both directed by Fast 9 director Justin Lin. And if the end credits scene is anything to go by, we’ll be seeing more of Han and Deckard in the near future.
“The idea of the last chapter being two films is correct,” Lin told Collider. “I have to say, I’m so glad – because I think when I first entered this franchise, a sequel was not a given. You had to earn it, you know? And so to be sitting here talking to you and go, ‘Oh yeah, there’s gonna be two more movies!’
“I’m like, ‘Wow.’ It means a lot. So, every day when I wake up, I’m trying to reconfigure and make sure hopefully whatever we’re talking about process wise is gonna yield the best result. But I think having one chapter in two movies is correct. That’s where I sit today.”
Of course, there are hundreds of ways the next couple of films could pan out. Fast 9 went to space for god’s sake. But I would love to see Han’s character fleshed out and make see something of how he was portrayed in Lin’s first film with Sung, Better Luck Tomorrow. We can only hope.