Even Sung Kang Doesn’t Know How Han Survived

Sung Kang has had an fascinating journey within the Quick and Livid franchise. He made his Quick debut as Han in 2006’s The Quick and the Livid: Tokyo Drift. Although he didn’t make it out of that movie alive, he did wind up showing in Quick & Livid, Quick 5 and Quick & Livid 6. How precisely did the collection get away with that? By restructuring the timeline in order that the occasions of Tokyo Drift occur after Quick & Livid 6. The factor is although, that also meant the fan favourite character died finally. Or so we thought.

Within the Quick & Livid 6 credit scene, it’s revealed that the accident that appeared to kill Han in Tokyo Drift was brought on by Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, teeing him up because the antagonist of Livid 7. Nonetheless, then the trailer for F9 got here out and revealed Han’s return. How precisely did that occur and, maybe extra importantly, how does the franchise justify the character’s return story-wise? Whereas one is sure to need to see a favourite character stay on, it have to be executed with goal.


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Whereas celebrating the discharge of the F9 director’s lower, Kang took a second to stroll us by way of the conversations he had about Han’s return and clarify how director Justin Lin was instrumental to it. He started:

“I feel if it was one other director I’d by no means labored with earlier than and I didn’t have the historical past I’ve with Justin, these conversations would have been very laborious. And it may need by no means occurred, proper? As a result of how do you belief a personality that’s so beloved to somebody that didn’t develop up with it or wasn’t there from the muse? And in some ways, we began our profession collectively, Justin and I. And we began this character collectively, proper? The conversations have at all times been natural through the years of, ‘What if? What if?’ And, ‘How are we gonna do that?’ Justin being so treasured with the Han character, if anybody was gonna care for it it was gonna be him, proper? I inform folks Justin is extra like Han than I’m in actual life. I feel he is aware of the character possibly generally higher than I do.”


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Even after enjoying Han in 4 characteristic movies, it seems, the eight-year hole between the discharge of Quick & Livid 6 and F9 induced Kang to fall out of step with the character somewhat bit. He defined:

“Once I went again to Quick 9, it was a few years since I went again into Han’s footwear so my cadence was completely different in a manner. I feel I used to be anticipating too many issues, particularly forcing issues with actions. Even the snacks, proper? It turned a gimmick as a result of everybody associates a snack with Han the place earlier than it was a selection as an actor to ensure that I had an exercise the place I’m observing. And that’s the place creating and rising with a director through the years, you’re capable of have that shorthand and so there have been occasions the place I felt like I wasn’t actually positive the place Han was going and even my cadence was somewhat off, after which we might speak about, why is he right here? Who’s Han? How is he seeing the world? What are these snacks for? What are these instruments for?”

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So now for the massive query — what about that magic trick? In F9, we see Kurt Russell’s Mr. No one watches Han’s automotive explode earlier than it’s revealed that Han is standing proper beside him. Han tells Mr. No one, “Fairly nifty magic trick,” however we by no means discover out precisely what that magic trick is. Does Kang himself even know? Right here’s what he mentioned:

“I want I might inform you what that magic trick is, however to be trustworthy with you Perri, I don’t know what that trick is.”

On the lookout for extra F9 conversations? Keep tuned as a result of we’ve received interviews with Jordana Brewster, Vinnie Bennett and JD Pardo coming your manner quickly!

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