‘Fate Of The Furious’ Director Addresses ‘Justice For Han’ Campaign

'The Fate of the Furious' director F. Gary Gray has commented on the "Justice For Han" campaign and agreed with fan reactions to an extent.


Director F. Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious delivered on the high-speed thrills and action audiences have come to expect from the film series, but a number of fans took issue with the handling of Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. Despite having killed fan-favorite character Han Seoul-Oh in the previous film, The Fate of the Furious had Shaw joining forces with Dominic and his crew to take down Cipher, later joining the group as they celebrated their victory. This prompted fans to launch a “Justice For Han” campaign as means to express their discontent with how Dom and the team became civil, if not friendly, with their friends killer. In an interview with Screen Rant, Gray commented on the fan reactions to the handling of Shaw and agreed with their criticisms to an extent.

Gray explained:

“I will say this. You know what, I think that while I love Jason’s character in Fate of the Furious I think that there could have been a little room for adjustment to his character in Fate of the Furious. I think there was a little room for that. I won’t go as far as saying he shouldn’t have helped take down Cipher as a character, but in hindsight, I think that there was a little room for adjustment there for sure.”

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Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

Directed by F. Gary Gray, The film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Scott Eastwood, Kristofer Hivju and Helen Mirren.

The Fate of the Furious Fast is now available on Digital HD and will be released on UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD on July 11.

Source: Screen Rant

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