Aside from Hobbs & Shaw officially pushing the Fast & Furious franchise into superhero genre territory, the entire premise of the film (The Rock's Luke Hobbs forced into a partnership with Statham's Deckard Shaw, in order to capture super terrorist Idris Elba) seems to be offending Fast & Furious fans for one big reason: the Hobbs/Shaw partnership is totally offensive to the memory of Han!
Deckard Shaw killed Han during the big racing sequence of Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, which was revealed to fans in Furious 7. Ever since then, there's been a "#JusticeForHan" movement within the fandom - which is now seeing a resurgence, thanks to this new Hobbs & Shaw trailer. Scroll below to see the an reactions!
Justice for HAN! Shaw killed Han! LoL. https://t.co/TjLFCO03LU— Romel Reyes (@melshkiee) February 1, 2019
A simple but effective illustration of where a lot of fans' heads are currently at.
Rooting for the Bad Guy
Those who love Han have no choice but to root for Idris Elba's villain character, Brixton!
What the People Want
Unfortunately, the need for action trumps the need for justice in the eyes of many fans.
The Face of Tragedy
Some fans know that words can never do justice for what the loss of Han feels like. But seeing his face again...
Answer the Question
I will watch every “Fast & Furious” movie. However, if they’re going to keep Shaw around, they need to answer an important question... Will there ever be #JusticeForHan? https://t.co/mpJZNA30MV https://t.co/yPxGidUIoh— Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane) February 1, 2019
This fan makes the good point that, eventually, Hobbs & Shaw will have to address the fact that Han's killer is still hanging around!
Don't Forget Gisele
JUSTICE FOR HAN AND GISELE pic.twitter.com/kFUpKh8D67— brigitte (@anabelsbrother) February 1, 2019
In all this "Justice For Han" chatter, fans seem to forget that the Shaws were also responsible for the death of Gal Gadot's Gisele! When does she get her justice? (That Wonder Woman fame doesn't count here!)
This fan has a good point: if the Fast & Furious franchise is making people into superhumans, is resurrecting a dead guy really that far out of the question? #HanLives - make it happen.
Hobbs & Shaw has wrapped production. It hits theaters on July 26th. Fast & Furious 9 starts production in a few weeks, and is slated for released on April 10th, 2020.
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