Fast & Furious Han Actor Reunites With Tokyo Drift Car In Cool Photo

Fast & Furious Han Actor Reunites With Tokyo Drift Car In Cool Photo

Fast and Furious Han actor Sung Kang reunites with his character’s Tokyo Drift car in a new photo. Tokyo Drift was the third installment of the franchise, which continues with the in-production Fast X. The upcoming Fast & Furious sequel will be the tenth and penultimate installment in the long-running franchise about a group of car racing enthusiasts who take on some of the world’s most eccentric villains. Following a controversial departure of writer/director Justin Lin, Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier was tapped to helm the new Fast film. Although details around the film’s plot have been kept tightly under wraps, much of the franchise’s main cast will return, including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris.

Kang also returns to the action-adventure franchise as Han Lue, the owner of a garage in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift who assists Sean Bosewell (Lucas Black). Han aligns himself with the local criminals to build his reputation in the underground street racing community but secretly steals money from the Yakuza. After Han’s deception is discovered, he jumps into his orange and black 1997 Mazda RX-7 FD and is chased by the Yakuza boss’ nephew Takashi (Brian Tee). This leads to Han’s dramatic death as his car is T-boned during the getaway. However, the particulars of Han’s demise are later changed in Fast & Furious 6, reworked to be an assassination. In Fast 9, Han’s death is retconned as a faked after he is revealed to be alive.

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In a recent post to Instagram, Kang shared a photo from when he visited a Fast and Furious fan, and posed in front of the fan’s 1997 Mazda RX-7 FD that featured prominently in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The actor leans on the car, recreating his pose from the third film. In his caption, Kang calls the car his “old friend.” Check it out below:

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This photo illustrates the longstanding popularity of the Fast and Furious franchise, which has been going strong for more than 20 years. Han in particular has been a fan-favorite, evidenced by the Justice for Han campaign that culminated with the character’s eventual return in Fast 9. It’s apparent the Fast and Furious cast are appreciative of the support for the films over the years. It’s cool to see Kang recreate his Tokyo Drift pose. Something like this will likely only strengthen the bond between audiences and the cast, making them all part of one big Fast and Furious family.

Han’s journey through the outlandish narrative of the Fast & Furious franchise is certainly convoluted, and at times confusing. His initial appearance in the cinematic series was in 2006’s Tokyo Drift. However, the film takes place after Fast & Furious 6 chronologically, creating an anachronistic nightmare with the world of Tokyo in the third film. Regardless, Han’s return in Fast 9 was a welcome one, as the character was beloved by the film series’ loyal fans. It will be interesting to see if the 1997 Mazda RX-7 FD is back in Fast X so Han can properly rejoin the Toretto crew for one last ride.

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