When talking to Entertainment Weekly about why he’s as pumped as the fans are about Han’s rise from the dead, Vin Diesel went deep on the important role the character has played in the franchise. He explained, “If you remember, [Han]’s kind of responsible for the away years of Dom Toretto. He’s the one doing jobs with him in Mexico, he’s the only one who knows where Dom is, and in many ways is the bridge for Dom when Dom comes back in Tokyo Drift.”
After extolling how vital Han is to the series, Diesel teased, “When you see the movie you’ll feel it, but I believe at the core it’s another testament to, not only don’t turn your back on family, but don’t give up on family. Without giving away the plot, that’s the theme: don’t give up on family.”
Anyone who has watched the movies knows that family is one of the most important themes. For Diesel, it’s not just the wholesome message of the franchise, but it’s also the very thing that sets it apart. He said, “Family is at the core of the Fast & Furious, and how you explore that and play with that is what makes for an interesting franchise.”
There’s little doubt that seeing Han back on screen again is going to get Fast & the Furious fans feeling that familial pride.