Despite Hobbs and Shaw writer Chris Morgan recently promising fans would soon get “justice for Han,” Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez is calling him out, claiming he has no involvement with this thread and its future in the Fast franchise.
Michelle Rodriguez, the actress best known for her portrayal as Letty Ortiz in the Fast franchise is calling out writer Chris Morgan, who recently tried to win back some goodwill with fans. After Chris Morgan promised “justice for Han” was coming during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Michelle Rodriguez took to Twitter to call his bluff, assuring fans he has no involvement with this narrative and its future path. You can check out the tweet below.
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
Due to his overwhelming popularity after the release of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, fan-favorite Sung Kang was ultimately brought back to reprise his role as Han in future Fast & Furious films, even though his character died in a car crash during one of Tokyo Drift‘s biggest actions sequences. Instead, subsequent Fast & Furious sequels removed Tokyo Drift out of chronological order and reshuffled the film to take place directly after the events of Fast & Furious 6. The murder of Han was also retconned and revealed to be at the hands of Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw as an act of vengeance for the Fast family’s efforts in Germany that left Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) — Deckard’s brother — near death.
The choice to bring back Deckard Shaw in The Fate and the Furious and reposition the villain as an ally before making him a full-blown hero in the new spin-off Hobbs & Shaw hasn’t just divided the franchise’s fanbase but even the original cast as well. Not to mention the on-set feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson over the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off has left the franchise split in half and in a rather awkward state.
Michelle Rodriguez is also no stranger to sharing his dissatisfaction with the franchise. Although she has been very vocal about how grateful she is to have been to be a part of The Fast and The Furious films since they debuted back in 2001, she has also been very open regarding her issues with the current state of the franchise and nearly opted not to return for the ninth Fast & Furious film — which she is currently filming — over the franchise’s onscreen imbalance between male and female characters.
As for Chris Morgan, Dwayne Johnson, and Jason Statham, the main Fast & Furious films are moving forward without them with Johnson and Statham not returning, and Morgan replaced by Daniel Casey (Kin). Fast and Furious 9 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on May 22, 2020. Justin Lin has returned to direct along with returning cast members Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, and newcomer John Cena.
Hobbs & Shaw is directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script written by franchise veteran Chris Morgan. Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Seven Bucks Productions’ Hiram Garcia have produced the film. Here’s the official synopsis:
The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Eiza Gonzalez, and Idris Elba.
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Hobbs and Shaw, as well as the future of the Fast and Furious franchise as we learn it.
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