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On Han’s Return and Producing
You’re gonna see the demise of Han in the next one. We’ve seen him die in Tokyo Drift but we don’t get to that place in this story until the next film. So many people thought during Tokyo Drift, that there would be no more Fast and Furious, that it was the end of that series. But [producers] came to me after they had finished filming Tokyo Drift and asked me to do a cameo but I had always turned down the Fast and Furious based on the script–it wasn’t right–so the way they enticed me was they said, “Ok, for the last Fast and FuriousFast and Furious was basically my plan. They asked me what I would do if I had control so when I came on board for the last one I had thought about how the story would develop, and so I did the last movie, then you have this movie and you have a movie that follows.
This one will be a lot of fun. The last one was dealing with heavy issues. My character was in mourning and was only brought out, out of revenge because of something tragic that happened⎯a loss of love⎯and that was it. It was a love story with somebody that had already passed on…seemingly had already passed on. . .[Editor’s note: He alluded to the fact that we may see Michelle Rodriguez’s character again at some point in the franchise]. It’s like in Lord of the Rings when you thought that Gandalf was dead.
On Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
We were looking for a very formidable adversary to play the cop role so we felt that Dwayne Johnson would add that element to the film. And the idea of that character facing off against Dom is going to be an attractive and interesting pairing.