Whether there will be '#JusticeForHan' in the new Fast & Furious movie is up in the air now that Michelle Rodriguez has registered her two cents on the matter.
The actress has dismissed Hobbs & Shaw writer Chris Morgan’s claims that justice is coming for the character slain in 2006’s Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, saying he has “absolutely nothing to do” with it.
Screenwriter Chris Morgan, who has penned most of the Fast & Furious movies, including the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, recently discussed the murder of actor Sung Kang's Han Seoul-Oh in the third Fast film.
I’ve been around since the beginning way before Chris Morgan came along & he has absolutely nothing to do with where this narrative is or where it’s going FYI 😒 Hobbs and Shaw writer promises that justice for Han is coming | https://t.co/B3ZbIZ5vot https://t.co/6u2oDTec5U
— Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial) August 6, 2019
It was revealed in 2015’s Fast & Furious 7 that Han had been offed by Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw, who now appears to be an ally to the Fast & Furious crew – or at least Dwayne Johnson's Agent Luke Hobbs – having changed sides for the new spin-off movie.
Addressing the fan-led #JusticeForHan situation online, Morgan, who has notably produced but not written Fast & Furious 9, told EW: “Sung Kang is a great friend and Han is a character that I adore.
“Justice for Han is owed. It’s something we have discussed for a very long time and want to give the right due to.
“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.”
But now Rodriguez has rubbished this claim.
“I’ve been around since the beginning way before Chris Morgan came along & he has absolutely nothing to do with where this narrative is or where it’s going FYI,” she said on Twitter.
Whether this means she's not interested in getting justice for Han, or there's been some disagreement with Morgan, who wrote every F&F movie from Tokyo Drift until Hobbs & Shaw, is unclear from the comment.
But it wouldn't be the first time there's been disagreements among the Fast & Furious crew. Not by a long chalk.
Rodriguez, who has played Letty Ortiz in four of the eight movies so far, has previously fallen out over the roles of women in the franchise, saying that she was considering quitting.
Fast & Furious 9, currently filming in the UK, is due for release in May 2020.