Connect with us

Uncategorized

Every Car Han Drives In The Movies

Han (Sung Kang) emerged as a fan-favorite character in the Fast & Furious franchise, and Han’s cars have become almost as beloved as he is. Han has driven some memorable cars throughout his various appearances. Following his franchise debut in 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Han served as a recurring figure in the series that followed Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, and their loyal crew. Despite being killed off in the 2006 street racing movie, he still returned in the follow-up movies because they’re technically prequels. The character even straight-up returned from the dead in F9 and has a prominent role in Fast X too.

Though Han’s time in Fast & Furious isn’t over, he has had a history of being one of the most skilled drivers in the franchise. Not only did he act as a mentor to Sean Boswell in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but he grew into one of the most reliable members of Dom’s crew, and a lot of that had to do with his abilities behind the wheel. Despite drifting away from street racing, the movies still incorporated a slew of fast cars, and Han has driven the best of them. The list of Han’s cars in Fast & Furious is not only impressive but almost endless.

12 1997 Mazda RX-7 (The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift)

Han drifts through Tokyo in an orange and black Mazda RX7 in Tokyo Drift

Han’s orange and black Mazda RX-7 FD served as a signature car featured in the Fast & Furious franchise. The sports car was Han’s primary car while traveling throughout Tokyo. When Takashi confronted Han about stealing from his uncle, the latter fled and a car chase ensued. While escaping, Han’s Mazda was T-boned, and the character was presumably killed when the vehicle exploded. Seeing as the event took place after Fast & Furious 6, the car was seen again in the movie’s post-credits scene as well as archive footage in Furious 7.

11 2001 Nissan Silvia S-15 Spec-S (The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift)

A blue and orange Nissan Silvia in a parking garage in Tokyo Drift

Aside from the Mazda, Han’s other prized car in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was a blue Nissan Silvia S-15 with an orange wraparound stripe. Twinkie nicknamed the car “Mona Lisa” due to its importance to Han and the drifting community. Despite how much Han cared for the Nissan, he allowed newcomer Sean to use it during his first race against the Drift King. Sean quickly destroyed the car after crashing into the garage’s walls. Ahead of Sean’s final big race at the end of the movie, Han’s team used parts from the Nissan to repair Sean’s Ford Mustang Fastback.

10 1967 Chevrolet C-10 (Fast & Furious)

Han driving a Chevrolet C-10 Truck in Fast & Furious

Han ditched sports cars during Fast & Furious, and instead, he drove a custom orange Chevrolet C-Series pickup truck, the first outlier of Han’s cars. The events of the 2009 film were set up in the Fast & Furious short movie Los Bandoleros, which explained how Han joined Dom’s crew. Before leaving for Tokyo, Han helped Dom and the team in hijacking fuel tankers in the Dominican Republic. Using the truck, Han was able to hitch the tanker to his vehicle. It was unknown what happened to the Chevy following the mission, but it was auctioned on eBay where it sold for $32,500 (via The Drive).

9 1971 Ford Maverick (Fast Five)

Han drives a Ford Maverick in Fast Five

Fast Five followed Dom, Brian, and the crew planning a heist to steal $100 million from a corrupt Brazilian businessman. When Han arrived in Rio de Janeiro to join the mission, he was shown driving an old rusty Ford Maverick muscle car. The car was presumably purchased so Han could drive around without attracting suspicion. He also used it to trail some of Hernan Reyes’ men before the vehicle was seemingly abandoned.

8 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Sedan (Fast Five)

Han leans on a silver Subaru Impreza in Fast Five

While planning the heist in Fast Five, the crew was worried about avoiding the police security cameras outside of the Rio Police Station. Dom and Brian then acquired a bunch of cars from local street races that could potentially be fast enough to beat the cameras’ movements around hairpin turns. The vehicle isn’t technically one of Han’s cars, but the group, including Han, practiced avoiding cameras while using the 2011 silver Subaru Impreza. After Tego Leo crashed it, the vehicle was never seen again.

7 Dodge Charger Police Cruiser (Fast Five)

A row of Dodge Charger police cars in Fast Five

When the group failed to find cars that could potentially avoid security cameras in Fast Five, Han decided that they needed “invisible” cars. To pull off the heist, the group broke into the police station and stole four Dodge Charger Police Cruisers in Fast Five. Dom, Brian, Roman, and Han drove the marked cars back to their hideout after facing off in a quick street race. The police cars helped the team successfully pull off the heist later in the film.

6 2011 Lexus LFA (Fast Five)

Han and Gisele head to Berlin at the end of Fast Five

Han’s black Lexus LFA only made a brief appearance in Fast Five, but it was a memorable car. After the group pulled off the vault heist, they each got a hefty share of the earnings. The movie revealed what each character did with their money, including, Han, who bought a new sports car. Adding to Han’s cars, accompanied by Gisele Yashar who returned in Fast X, Han drove toward Berlin on a German highway with the Lexus. Despite being Han’s new prized possession, the car was never seen in the franchise again.

5 2010 BMW M5 E60 (Fast & Furious 6)

A black BMW M5 racing through London in Fast & Furious 6

Han and others were summoned to London at the start of Fast & Furious 6 to take down Owen Shaw in exchange for an expunged record. To get a leg up on Shaw and his team, Dom’s group was given a fleet of BMW M5s. The BMW that Han drove eventually got destroyed by Shaw’s group while driving around London. Dom’s vehicle was the only one not to get totaled during the sequence.

4 2013 Harley Davidson XR 1200 X (Fast & Furious 6)

Han and Gisele lean on their motorbikes in Fast & Furious 6

For the first time in the franchise, Han picked a Harley Davidson over a car. When Shaw’s crew attempted to assault a military convoy, Dom and his team tried to interfere with the mission. Han used the motorcycle to race down the stretch of highway before he jumped onto a Land Rover driven by Shaw’s team. Since the character ditched the bike, it was presumably destroyed.

3 2012 Dodge Charger SRT-8 (Fast & Furious 6)

A Dodge Charger SRT 8 is parked in Fast & Furious 6

Two matte grey Dodge Chargers were used in the climactic sequence that took place toward the end of Fast & Furious 6. While one was driven by Dom, the other featured Han behind the wheel. As the group tried to stop Shaw’s cargo plane from taking off, Han chased it along the runway. Gisele used the harpoon equipped on the car to help weigh the plane down. After Gisele sacrificed herself in Fast & Furious 6 to allow Han to finish his part of the mission, the character was able to safely avoid the exploding plane. Though shocked by Gisele’s presumed death, Han’s car was still in working condition.

2 2020 Toyota Supra (F9)

Dom uses the 2020 Toyota Supra to flip over Otto's 16-wheeler in F9

One of the biggest surprises stemming from F9 was Han’s return. Not only is he back from the dead, but he rejoined Dom’s crew with a beautiful new ride. Han’s new signature car is a 2020 Toyota Supra that has an orange and black paint job that’s similar to his beloved Mazda RX-7. The car has a magnet fitted to it which is used by Han and Jakob, Dom’s brother, to topple a giant armored vehicle, and it was presumably built by Sean and Earl, Han’s allies from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift who now reside in Germany.

1 1971 Alfa Romeo 2000GT (Fast X)

Han's red and black 1971 Alfa Romeo in Fast X

As Han is now completely back in the thick of it in the Fast & Furious franchise with Dom and his crew, the character takes part in the action in Fast X with a vehicle that is different from any other of Han’s cars. Racing through and seemingly destroying most of Italy, Han drives a 1971 Alfa Romeo 2000GT. It’s a classy-looking car and typically has the same colors as his iconic Mazda RX-7 from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, only it has two black stripes instead of a full block of black paint.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Uncategorized

The 69-Year Story Behind The Fast And Furious Name

Summary

The Fast & Furious franchise started with the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious and went through several major changes in its sequel titles. The title for the original movie was almost different, with options like Race Wars, but the producer fought for The Fast and the Furious.

As the Fast & Furious series has one of the most recognizable franchise names in cinema, some may be curious as to where its origin came from. The multi-billion-dollar franchise started with 2001’s straightforward street racing movie, The Fast and the Furious, but following that, the series went through several major changes, and that was mirrored in the Fast & Furious sequel movie titles. 2 Fast 2 Furious introduced numbered titles, then The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift immediately dropped that format. The fourquel confused things further with the title Fast & Furious, and it only got more confusing from there. However, every title is still a play on the original 2001 title.

The Fast and the Furious came to fruition following a Vibe magazine article called “Racer X”. Universal had the incredible foresight of seeing how popular street racing would become in the 2000s, and the studio quickly grabbed the movie rights to the article. However, while the movie was originally titled after the article, the studio wasn’t totally satisfied with that name, and many other titles, including Race Wars, were considered. The movie even went into production under the title Redline, but producer Neal Moritz had his mind set on one title that seemed unachievable to get; The Fast and the Furious.

RELATED: Fast & Furious Movies In Order – How (& Where) To Watch By Release Date & Chronologically

The Fast And The Furious Is Named After A 1954 Movie
Dom and Brian sitting on a car with their friends in The Fast and the Furious

Another movie titled The Fast and the Furious already existed, and it was released almost half a century before the 2001 street racing film was released. 1954’s The Fast and the Furious, written by Roger Corman, has nothing to do with street racing as it exists today. The movie follows a prison escapee who kidnaps a rich woman and steals her Jaguar, then ends up in an epic road race that ends in Mexico. While the title perfectly fits the 1954 film, Moritz was desperate to use the title for his own movie that he was producing, having learned about it after seeing a Roger Corman documentary (via Entertainment Weekly).

Moritz detailed how Universal didn’t seem to be completely on board at first. The producer explained, “I called up the head of marketing at Universal the next morning and said ‘Okay, I’ve got the title: The Fast and the Furious!’ And there was just silence on the other end. I was like, ‘Oh, I guess that is the worst title he’s ever heard.’ However, after mulling it over, Universal agreed, and it worked out perfectly, as the whole world now knows that name and it’s synonymous with the Vin Diesel-led franchise. Movie titles are extremely important, and it’s less likely that the movie would have become a billion-dollar franchise if it was titled Race Wars.

Paul Walker smiles in Dom's garage in The Fast and the Furious

Moritz revealed, “we made a deal with Roger to give him the use of some stock footage that Universal owned.” It isn’t clear if Corman ever benefited financially from that footage. In hindsight, he undoubtedly got a terrible deal. The Fast & Furious name is extremely important to the franchise and has made Universal billions. The name has even been used for spinoffs, and Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw wouldn’t have made $760 million without the name attached to it. However, there was no knowing how huge the franchise became. After all, The Fast and the Furious was originally just a scrappy crime movie based on a magazine article.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Fast X Video Reveals BTS Of Real, Practical Fights In OTT Sequel

Summary

The Fast X fight between Letty and Cipher was filmed using practical effects, resulting in a well-choreographed hand-to-hand combat sequence full of emotions. Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” was out of necessity, but spending time with Letty after escaping prison could lead to her becoming a member of the family. Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle and her association with Letty could help in mellowing down the former villain and potentially setting up a redemption arc or even a Cipher spin-off.

A new Fast X behind-the-scenes video shows how Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Cipher’s (Charlize Theron) intense fight scene was filmed. Dom and his “La Familia” returned on the big screen in 2023 for the tenth main installment of The Fast Saga. In a major twist, however, instead of butting heads again with Cipher, the primary villain of the franchise for several recent entries, Letty had to team up with her. That didn’t stop Letty from expressing her true feelings about her when they were both captured by the Agency.

Courtesy of Collider is a behind-the-scenes clip from Louis Leterrier’s Fast X that offers a look at how Cipher and Letty’s one-on-one fight scene was filmed. Check out the video below:

The Fast X fight is arguably one of the best choreographed hand-to-hand combat in The Fast Saga, and it’s all because they filmed it with practical effects. The result, coupled with the history between the pair, is an effective action sequence full of emotions.

How Cipher & Letty’s Relationship Evolves In Fast & Furious 11
Cipher wearing a coat in Fast X

Granted that Cipher’s decision to team up with Dom and “La Familia” came from necessity after she was targeted by Jason Momoa’s Dante, spending more time with Letty after escaping prison can lead to her becoming a proper member of “La Familia.” There’s precedent to this, with a few of the recent The Fast Saga villains ending up being redeemed and joining Dom and his crew. This has been the case with Deckard Shaw (despite his attempted murder of Han Lue), and more recently, John Cena’s Jakob, who sacrificed himself in Fast X to save Little B.

Increasing the chances of this happening is Cipher’s unexplored history with Giselle. After she and Letty finally escaped the Agency’s bunk prison, they found themselves in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, Giselle came to the rescue after Cipher notified her of their escape plan. There has never been any indication that Cipher and Giselle know each other before the massive Fast X twist. Making this more surprising is that Giselle has been believed to be dead for several years now. Her association with Giselle could help Letty mellow down on the former villain when they all return for Fast and Furious 11.

RELATED: Fast X Cliffhanger Ending Explained

Perhaps, this unexpected turn could be a set-up for the in-development Cipher spin-off. Specific plot details about the project are currently scant, with Universal still not announcing a tentative release date. Nevertheless, the events of Fast X could be the start of her redemption arc, with her relationship with Letty functioning as a barometer of whether viewers can finally forgive her for all of her transgressions.

Source: Collider

Key Release Dates Fast and Furious 11 temp poster

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

10 Characters Who Should Be In It

Summary

Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty is the franchise’s biggest female character and the obvious pick to lead the all-female spinoff. Jordana Brewster’s Mia deserves a big role in the spinoff to expand on her character and showcase her growth. Brie Larson’s Tess is needed in the spinoff to explore the mystery surrounding her character and add her engaging screen presence to the team.

The Fast & Furious saga is meant to continue with an all-female-led movie, and casting the returning characters presents exciting options. An all-female spinoff could be the perfect way to continue the Fast &Furious story, as it will be able to retain the elements of the franchise that make it iconic while offering a new perspective. From the beginning, the franchise has been very male-dominated, and told male-centric stories, so offering the high-octane thrills of a Fast & Furious movie from a female perspective could be a welcome change of pace.

The series is known for having an all-star cast, so any female spinoff will have to match the previous films. Thankfully, the franchise already has several incredible female movie stars. Fast X, the latest film in the franchise, introduced and reintroduced some exciting female characters, setting the groundwork for the upcoming Fast & Furious movie. Obviously, whatever happens in the next film will determine who will be on the team and what side they will fight for. The franchise already has a healthy supply of female characters, both good and evil, who can factor into a Fast & Furious female spinoff.

fast-furious-female-spinoff-after-fast-x

Related Fast X Proves How Great A Fast & Furious Female Spinoff Would Be The idea of an all-female spinoff is more exciting than Fast & Furious 11, with Fast X providing the blueprint for just how well it could work.

10 Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty Can Lead The Fast Spinoff Ensemble
She’s the franchise’s biggest female character

Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty has been a key member of the Fast family since the first movie, and no female spinoff would feel right without her leading the team. Dominic Toretto’s wife is one of the fastest drivers in the world. Letty has made her way from street racer to international woman of mystery, becoming one of the franchise’s best characters in the process. Rodriguez is an incredibly engaging screen presence thanks to her charisma and action pedigree. An all-female action movie is right in her wheelhouse, making her the obvious pick for the lead in the movie.

9 Jordana Brewster’s Mia Deserves A Big Role
The Toretto family member has been sidelined recently

Another extension of the Toretto family tree, Jordana Brewster’s Mia is Dom’s brother and the wife of Paul Walker’s Brian. Since Walker’s tragic death, as well as the introduction of countless new characters, Mia has been sidelined in recent films, which is a shame because she is one of the best parts of the earlier films. A spinoff with just the women could be a great time to expand on Mia’s character and see how she has grown over the past couple of years, especially now that she is the mother of two. Brewster is an underrated talent, and Mia should be heavily involved in whatever spinoff the filmmakers plan.

8 Brie Larson’s Tess Is Needed After Fast X Introduction
Mr. Nobody’s daughter has a bright future
Brie Larson as Tess firing a gun in Fast X

Fast X introduced several new faces to the franchise, but perhaps most notably was Brie Larson as Tess “Nobody”, a secret agent on a quest to protect Dom and his family. Larson had relatively little screen time in the movie, and her introduction felt like it was mostly included to set up a future spinoff. The Oscar winner is the perfect name to include in a spinoff. Larson is an incredibly engaging and vulnerable screen presence and a great addition to the team. As her family name would imply, there is still a lot of mystery about Tess that this spinoff could explore.

7 Ramsey’s Return Can Give Nathalie Emmanuel A Major Role
The hacker has a growing set of skills
Nathalie Emmanuel in Fast and Furious 7.

After her first appearance in Furious 7, Nathalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey has been the Fast team’s resident hacker and tech wiz. The Game of Thrones star has mostly been used for exposition and comic relief since joining the team, but Ramsey has a distinctive style and skill set that would make her a great addition to the female spinoff. While Mia and Letty are great drivers, Ramsey has skills in the digital realm that could help the team on whatever mission they are on. It would also be interesting to see how Ramsey functions outside the trio of her, Tej, and Roman.

Cars and an image of Vin Diesel looking surprised in the Fast & Furious franchise Related Fast & Furious Showed How To Continue The Franchise After Vin Diesel 17 Years Ago (With A Catch) Fast & Furious finds itself at a crossroads with the end nearing, and Universal should look to the franchise’s most underrated movie for inspiration.

6 Daniela Melchior’s Return As Isabel Gives The Spinoff More Legacy
Isabel is the sister of Elena
Isabel (Daniela Melchior) in a car at a street race in Fast X

For a while, Elsa Pataky’s Elena was viewed as an obvious candidate to appear in a Fast & Furious female spinoff. However, after her untimely demise in The Fate of the Furious, her younger sister can fill that void. Another new female protagonist introduced in Fast X, Daniela Melchior’s Isabel also felt like she was included mostly to set up this future spinoff. Melchior is one of the more promising young actors to pop up this decade, and her work in The Suicide Squad proves she is more than ready to have a large part in a team-up action movie.

5 Gal Gadot’s Place In The Fast Spinoff As Gisele Is Likely
Fast X confirmed Gisele is still alive

Gal Gadot made her return to Fast and Furious in the final moments of Fast X’s ending, which confirmed that Gisele is alive after Fast & Furious 6. The character’s return had been speculated for a long time, and audiences should see much more of her now that her fate is confirmed. A Fast & Furious female spinoff can answer lingering questions about Gisele’s life, such as how she survived falling from a plane or what she’s been doing for the last several years. The movie can also finally give Gisele a prominent role in the franchise once again.

4 Charlize Theron’s Cipher Could Play Both Sides In The Spinoff
The franchise’s villain is not to be trusted

In both The Fate of the Furious and F9: The Fast Saga, Charlize Theron’s Cipher served as the franchise’s primary antagonist. While Fast X puts her allegiance into question, she is still one of the best villains in all of Fast and Furious and would make an excellent baddie for the all-women team to go up against. While Cipher could be a reluctant ally to the team, Theron is just much more fun hamming it up as the bad guy, and the film could serve as a fitting conclusion to her movie-spanning scheme.

3 Eva Mendes Can Return As Monica Fuentes At Long Last
She hasn’t been seen since Fast Five
Monica Fuentes pointing a rifle in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

The Fast & Furious female spinoff would also be a great opportunity to finally bring back Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes. Following her debut in 2 Fast 2 Furious, she returned briefly in Fast Five’s post-credits scene. Eva Mendes has since mostly retired from acting, leaving audiences without a chance to see Monica’s story continue. A Fast X Easter egg did provide a reminder of her presence in the franchise. This could be to help set up her appearance in Fast 11, but a return alongside the franchise’s biggest female characters would be more fitting.

2 Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie Needs To Crossover With The Main Franchise
She’s from the franchise’s only current spinoff
Vanessa Kirby in Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw

Only appearing in Hobbs & Shaw, Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie is the third sibling in the Shaw family and one of the most dangerous women in the Fast universe. She was a scene-stealing presence in the previous Fast & Furious spinoff movie that left audiences wanting more. It would be great to see Kirby return for an even bigger role in the franchise spinoff, allowing her to interact with some of the other prominent characters along the way.

1 Helen Mirren’s Queenie Should Be The Female Ensemble’s Mentor
She’s become a frequent face
Dom Toretto and Queenie Shaw in Fast and Furious

With her appearances in the past four movies, including Hobbs & Shaw, Helen Mirren has become a surprising mainstay of the Fast & Furious franchise. Her role as British gangster Queenie is such a fun role for the Dame, and her time in the universe should continue especially in the all-female spinoff. Mirren’s roles in the movies have mostly been one-scene cameos, so this film could be a great space to expand the character and give her a chance to interact with more actors than just Vin Diesel.

Fast X Poster Fast X Release Date: 2023-05-19 Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Jason Momoa Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 141 Minutes Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime Writers: Justin Lin, Dan Mazeau, Gary Scott Thompson Budget: $340 Million Studio(s): Universal Pictures Distributor(s): Universal Pictures Sequel(s): Fast and Furious 11, Fast & Furious 12 prequel(s): Fast & Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Fast And The Furious, Fast 5, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, Fast and Furious 8, F9: The Fast Saga1 Franchise(s): Fast and Furious

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2023 Fffighters