In the upcoming spin-off movie, Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs has to form an unlikely alliance with Jason Statham’s villain Shaw, leading the character to have a redemption story and become part of the family.
But some fans aren’t so willing to forgive Shaw – after all, he was the person who caused the death of fan-favourite character Han (played by Sung Kang) back in the third film in the franchise, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
And the ‘Justice for Han’ campaign is something writer Chris Morgan is all too aware of, and he promises Han will get his moment at some point.
“I love ‘Justice for Han’,” Morgan told Entertainment Weekly. “Sung Kang is a great friend, and Han is a character that I adore.
“I would say that the super-arc for Deckard Shaw is going to be one of the most interesting, cool, rewarding character arcs in the franchise. Justice for Han is owed. It’s something we have discussed for a very long time and want to give the right due to. I think the audience will be satisfied and should know it’s coming.
“There’s a line in Hobbs & Shaw that is right before the battle in Samoa where Shaw says to his sister, ‘There’s things I’ve done that I have to make amends for’. That line was specifically written and put in there just to let everyone know that he is talking about Han — it is on his mind. It tortures him, and he’s going to get to it.”
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw will be released on August 1 in the UK and August 2 in the US.