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10 Fast & Furious Moments That Prove Han Is The Fast Saga’s Best Character


Han’s appearance in Tokyo Drift made him a beloved fan favorite, leading to a reworked Fast & Furious timeline.
Sung Kang’s portrayal of Han strikes a perfect balance of humor and heart in the franchise.
Some of his best moments include fight scenes, unexpected team-ups, and heartfelt reunions with his Fast family.

The Fast & Furious franchise has introduced a lot of beloved characters over its 11-movie run, but Han is the series’ greatest addition. His appearance in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift made him an instant fan favorite, so much so that the franchise altered the entire Fast & Furious timeline for his character. To have Han reappear in the franchise, Tokyo Drift was retroactively turned into a sequel that takes place after the events of Furious 6. Even after that, the series found inventive ways to bring him back.

Justin Lin’s 2002 film
Better Luck Tomorrow
is considered an unofficial origin story for Han.

It’s no wonder why Han became such a fan favorite. Sung Kang’s performance as Han Lue (aka Han Seoul-Oh) strikes the perfect balance of humor and heart that the Fast franchise is known for. Maybe even more importantly, he manages to remain effortlessly cool even in the face of danger, whether he’s facing off against the Tokyo Yakuza or getting into a fistfight on top of a moving car. Although Han’s role in the series is limited compared to some of the other characters, he’s made a massive impact on the story and has countless iconic moments.

Fast & Furious characters who stayed dead image

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10 Motorcycle vs. Tank Chase
Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6 is full of great action set pieces. During the chase scene on the Spanish military base, Dom’s crew is given the impossible task of stopping Shaw’s team from getting away with the Nightshade device, which they’re transporting across a highway in a massive tank. Han and Gisele speed off on motorcycles to try and stop the transport, but when Gisele is nearly crushed against the side of an oncoming truck, Han is forced to literally leap into action. He jumps from his motorcycle into the speeding car and grabs the wheel just in time to save Gisele.

This diversion also gives Gisele enough time to pull a gun on Shaw’s henchman, allowing her and Han to take control of the car. Although Gisele and Han may have seemed like an unlikely pairing when they were first introduced as teammates, scenes like this prove how well they work together and how much love and trust is shared between them. Hopefully, this dynamic will be explored even more after the reveal that Gisele is alive in Fast X.

9 Rescuing Elle and Project Aries

Family is one of the biggest themes in the Fast franchise. Dom’s team operates as a family, which makes it even more impactful that while Han was forced to stay away from one family for years, he found someone else to care for. It’s revealed in F9 that Han was recruited by Mr. Nobody in Tokyo. He was assigned to recover a device called Project Aries, but after the scientists who created the project were killed and Han learned that the key to unlocking the device was their daughter, Elle, he took it upon himself to protect and raise her.

The scene where Han rescues Elle isn’t just a cool showcase for his fighting skills. It also demonstrates what makes Han so special as a character. He cares deeply about people and is willing to risk himself to keep others safe. Knowing that he remained in hiding for years not just for his own safety, but to protect his adopted daughter completely recontextualizes his absence from the previous movies.

8 Standoff in Hong Kong
Fast & Furious 6

It’s almost a running joke in the series that Gisele and Han will travel anywhere in the world together except for Tokyo, because viewers know that Tokyo is where Han supposedly died. At the start of Fast & Furious 6, the couple is enjoying a date night in a Hong Kong marketplace. Their heartfelt discussion about settling down together quickly gets off track when the police arrive. Although the police are only trying to pass along a call from Dom, Han and Gisele instinctively engage in a well-coordinated standoff, which is one of the coolest scenes in the movie.

Not only does this moment provide a great bit of fight choreography, but it perfectly illustrates the dynamic between Han and Gisele. They’re family who always have each other’s backs, especially in the face of danger. The scene also emphasizes Han’s desire to settle down with Gisele, which makes her fate at the end of the movie even more tragic.

7 Han’s “Death” in Tokyo
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Although The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is considered an outlier in the franchise because it doesn’t feature Brian or Dom (except for a brief appearance in the end credits sequence), Han’s death in the movie ended up being one of the most impactful moments in the series. Han’s death deeply affects Sean and leads him to challenge Takashi to a dangerous race in the mountains leading to the film’s climax. In the grand scheme of the franchise, Han’s Tokyo Drift death also sets up Shaw’s involvement in the series and lays the groundwork for Mr. Nobody and Project Aries.

But setting aside those impacts, Han’s crash is simply a heartwrenching scene. Even with a limited amount of screentime in Tokyo Drift, Han was instantly loveable, and it hurts to see such a dynamic character die painfully – even if, in hindsight, viewers know that he doesn’t really die. If Han hadn’t been such a fan favorite in the film, viewers wouldn’t have demanded him to return, and the franchise would look completely different than it does today.

6 Driving into the Sunset With Gisele
Fast Five

Most viewers don’t instantly consider romance when they think of the Fast & Furious franchise, but the series has delivered some genuinely sweet and touching love stories during its run. Han’s romance with Gisele is secretly one of the biggest driving forces behind his character. Their scene at the end of Fast Five features some incredibly unsafe driving practices, but it’s also a tender moment between two typically guarded characters.

Instead of spending their heist earnings on gambling or parties like some of the other characters do, they choose to use their money to travel the world together. The scene is a reminder of how the Fast franchise is, at its heart, a story about the different forms that family can take. Watching these two characters drive off into the sunset is a perfect note to end the film on.

5 Reuniting With the Family

Han’s return to the franchise was emotional. There were eight years between his last on-screen appearance in Furious 6 and his long-awaited return in F9, so the scene had big expectations to live up to. While the characters had been through a lot since they’d last seen their friend, they clearly hadn’t forgotten about Han, leading to one of the most touching and cathartic moments in the franchise.

Tej and Roman’s stunned reactions to Han’s reappearance are both funny and heartfelt, and his hug with Dom shows a softer side to both of the characters. Even Ramsey, who had never met Han at that point, reacts in a way that made it clear she’d been told about how important he was. These emotional reactions emphasize Han’s importance to the family and how much he had been missed by the characters – and by the franchise overall.

4 Teaming Up With Shaw
Fast X

The #JusticeForHan movement was launched after Shaw, who was thought to have killed Han, was accepted as a member of Dom’s family – or at the very least, an ally to the crew. Even after learning that Han didn’t really die in the crash, fans had conflicting feelings about someone who was thought to have murdered a beloved character being forgiven so easily. With all of that in mind, the eventual confrontation between Shaw and Han was already primed to be dramatic, and Fast X delivered with an incredible fight scene.

The Fast X cast on a Fast X poster Related Who Is In Fast X? Cast & Character Guide Fast X sees Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodgriguez return as fan favorite characters, Dominic Toretto and Letty Ortiz. But who else is in the cast?

Although Han doesn’t have any hard feelings, Shaw automatically assumes that Han is there for revenge. This leads to a quick and brutal brawl, and Han’s hilarious line “You ruined my snacks” after Shaw knocks a bag of chips out of his hand. However, their fight is interrupted as Agency members swarm Shaw’s warehouse, and they’re forced to team up to defeat the bigger threat. Through this experience, they overcome their past issues and develop a sense of trust for each other, which becomes crucial later in the movie. The fight scene is thrilling and explains why the characters’ relationship evolves so quickly.

3 The Subway Fight Scene
Fast & Furious 6

It’s rare to see a hero lose a fight in the Fast franchise, which makes the subway fight in Furious 6 even more of a standout moment. Although in the past, Han has shown that he has some impressive fighting skills, he and Roman quickly realize that they’re no match for Owen’s henchman. Although the fight is 2-against-1, Han and Roman end up getting badly beaten. Even their attempts at teamwork backfire when Roman accidentally misaims a punch and knocks Han out momentarily.

It’s one of the most realistic moments in the franchise, which has shown much more improbable fights go off without a hitch. The scene is a hilarious and rare example of a fight gone wrong and proves that the characters of the Fast franchise can still be heroic without winning every single fight.

2 Teaching Sean To Drift
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Han’s friendship with Sean in Tokyo Drift perfectly encapsulates what makes him such a great character. After Sean asks Han why he trusted an inexperienced racer with his expensive car, Han responds, “I have money. It’s trust and character that I need around me.” This sums up Han’s entire outlook on life and sets the basis for him helping Sean become a part of the Tokyo racing scene, eventually connecting him to Dom and the rest of the family.

The training scene highlights what makes their friendship so great. Han’s annoyance and enthusiasm as Sean slowly picks up the basics of drifting is both funny and touching, striking that balance that the Fast franchise does so well. The sequence also establishes why Han’s later death hits Sean so hard and motivates him to participate in the final race of the film.

1 Han’s Snack Obsession
Every Fast & Furious Movie

The most iconic aspect of Han’s character has to be his constant snacking. It’s a charming quirk that has come to be synonymous with him over the course of the franchise, similar to Dom’s love of Corona. Han always has a bag of chips in hand, whether he’s planning a heist or about to get into a fight. Even when he reunites with the family in F9, he arrives holding a snack. Gisele comments on this habit, guessing that it’s because he needs to keep his hands busy after quitting smoking.

Although there’s never any real explanation for Han’s love of snacks, it’s a subtle mannerism that adds a real lived-in quality to the character. As the Fast & Furious franchise grows and continues to introduce increasingly quirky characters into its cast, Han’s obsession with chips still has yet to be beat.

The Fast and the Furious Movie Poster The Fast And The Furious The first film in the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fast and the Furious introduces Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), an undercover cop tasked with infiltrating Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) gang of street racers in order to investigate a string of vehicular heists. Falling in love with both Toretto’s sister and the world of street racing, O’Conner finds his sense of duty strained to the limit by loyalty to his newfound friends. Director Rob Cohen Release Date June 22, 2001 Cast Jordana Brewster , Michelle Rodriguez , Rick Yune , Vin Diesel , Paul Walker Runtime 106 minutes

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Fast & Furious 11 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director


Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

Related 10 Most Exciting Things To Expect From Fast 11 Fast & Furious 11 will pull all the strings to become bigger than the previous installments, and here is why the film is worth being excited about.

On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake


Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

2:03 Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from The Fast & Furious Franchise

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change


Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

2:34 Image 147 Related Predicting The Ending Of All 13 Fast & Furious Characters In Fast 11 The Fast Saga is set to conclude with Fast & Furious 11 – or Fast X 2 – but how will Dom Toretto and his family’s stories come to a definitive end?

Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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