An Acclaimed 2002 Indie Crime Drama Is Actually Part Of The Fast And Furious Universe

Lin and Kang’s first “Fast & Furious” film was “Tokyo Drift,” the third installment launched in 2006. Han serves as the road racing mentor to Sean Boswell (Lucas Black). Kang added that when Lin got here on as director, he rewrote the present script to function Han.

“Originally the role was named ‘Phoenix,’ and it was an African-American character, but they cast Bow Wow as Twinkie and so they figured, ‘Hey, we have this Phoenix character, and it’s kind of a brooding guy who’s an older brother for everybody,’ and Justin presented it to the studio and said, ‘What if he’s an Asian-American?’ They’re like, ‘Well, how can an Asian-American be cool like this?’ So then he showed them ‘Better Luck Tomorrow.'”

From the start, Han grew to become a central character in “Fast & Furious” accidentally. He dies two-thirds of the way in which by “Tokyo Drift” in a automotive crash. However, the movie ends with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) exhibiting up in Tokyo, revealing he knew Han and difficult Sean to a race. This left a again door open for Han to indicate up in future “Fast” movies — which, by extension, grew to become “Tokyo Drift” prequels.

The timeline lastly caught up within the post-credits scene for “Fast & Furious 6,” which revealed Han was intentionally killed by Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). His homicide then grew to become the driving pressure of “Furious 7.” Then, in one of the cleaning soap opera twists in “Fast” but, Han confirmed up alive in “F9” (which additionally marked Lin’s return after a hiatus on 7 and eight) and turned out to have faked his dying.

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