While it’s going to be later than expected, The Fast and The Furious will return this year with Sung Kang reprising his role of Han Lue alongside Vin Diesel and the rest of the usual cast. Now, after a chat with EW, Vin Diesel tells us a little more about what’s going down in the next film of the saga.
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On talking about Helen Mirren, who plays Queenie in the films and is mother to Deckard Shaw, Vin Diesel has given the following, rather cryptic quote for how she’ll be returning to ninth film of the franchise:
“She gets to drive and she gets to drive sleek,” he says. We’d expect nothing less from Helen, who is a talented and successful actor and more than worthy of one hell of a ride (probably British).
Diesel however, gives us a lot to chew on with the return of Sung Kang, an integral character to the history of Fast and Vin Diesel’s character, Dom Toretto after his introduction in 2006’s Tokyo Drift. But what does Han’s return mean for the films? Vin has given fans the full lowdown while making sure to not give anything away:
“Han is an integral character in this franchise. If you remember, he’s kind of responsible for the away years of Dom Toretto. He’s the one doing jobs with him in Mexico, he’s the only one who knows where Dom is, and in many ways is the bridge for Dom when Dom comes back in Tokyo Drift. So there’s something very special and magical about the Han character. When you see the movie you’ll feel it, but I believe at the core it’s another testament to, not only don’t turn your back on family, but don’t give up on family. Without giving away the plot, that’s the theme: don’t give up on family.”
F9 is coming to the big screen on May 28, 2021. See you there.