Fast & Furious Needs To Bring Back Gisele Says Han Actor Sung Kang
Fast & Furious star Sung Kang thinks the franchise needs to bring back Gal Gadot as Gisele in future installments. This year’s long-awaited Fast & Furious 9/F9 featured the return of several characters from previous entries in the blockbuster series; the most notable of which was Kang’s Han Lue. After his apparent death in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious 6 revealed that Han was killed by Deckard Shaw as an act of retaliation. When Han’s murderer was abruptly (and uncharacteristically) brought into the “Fast Family” at the end of The Fate of the Furious, fan campaigns began demanding “Justice for Han”—which prompted the decision to retcon Han’s death.
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F9 explained Han actually survived the attack by Shaw and faked his death. Now that the character is back in the franchise, fans are still awaiting the “justice” part of his return, and at the end of the latest film, Han meets with his “murderer” Deckard Shaw. Despite this, many feel Han’s story will not be complete without his late love returning from the dead: Gadot’s Gisele Yashar. After developing a romantic relationship with Han, Gisele sacrificed herself for the former in Fast & Furious 6. However, a body was never shown, and, with Han back, Gisele could easily return in Fast & Furious 10.
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In an interview with Insider, Kang was asked if Fast & Furious should bring back Gisele. Piggybacking off of previous comments suggesting fans start a hashtag advocating for his on-screen love interest, Kang encouraged this narrative:
“I’m an advocate of that. I think we need Gisele back… in every way. I think the fans want that. We need to make that happen somehow.”
Director Justin Lin has said that had Deckard Shaw not showed up to Dominic Toretto’s family gathering in The Fate of the Furious and enraged fans, Han most likely would’ve stayed dead. His resurrection as well as Gisele’s F9 cameo (courtesy of archive footage), opens the door for her return as well. The movie’s flashbacks elaborated on Gisele’s backstory and career working with Mr. Nobody, who helped Han fake his death. While it would be slightly derivative to have Mr. Nobody do the same for Gisele, the Fast & Furious franchise isn’t exactly known for making sense.
When asked by Insider if “Justice for Han” entailed Gisele’s return, Kang said, “I think so.” That being said, a Fast & Furious return may not be in the cards for Gadot. She’s since become the DC Extended Universe’s Wonder Woman and, in turn, a household name. In addition to Wonder Woman 3, the actress has several projects in the works including the upcoming Cleopatra biopic. In regards to professional momentum, Gadot simply doesn’t need to return to, quite frankly, a franchise that’s already long in the tooth. Still, if there’s enough fan interest, a brief appearance in Fast & Furious 10 would allow her to appear in projects beyond the flagship series, including the all-female spin-off.
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