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.
“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
10 Actors Who Should Appear In The ‘Fast And Furious’ Franchise
With the international smash hit The Fate of the Furious continuing to make an incredibly high sum of money at the box office, Universal Pictures is already working on two more sequels and a few spin-offs, bringing Dom and the rest of the family back together. But, every entry in the franchise has also introduced new heroes and villains. Most recently, Fast 8 introduced Charlize Theron in the role of Cipher.
The series has continually added familiar faces to its roster, including Dwayne Johnson in Fast Five, Jason Statham in Fast & Furious 6, and Kurt Russell in Furious 7. These high caliber actors add a sense of weight to these films and as they move forward there are many actors who could very easily fall into the franchise. There are many on people’s wish list, but it’s a perfect time to look at who would be best suited for this franchise and who should really appear in a sequel. Click Next to see our 10 picks.