Excuse my tardiness, but did anyone else not realize until just now that Lucas Black, a.k.a. Sean, was in the Fast & Furious 9 trailer?
To be honest for me, the release of this trailer last Friday has been an emotional rollercoaster. John Cena is playing Dom’s brother! Charlize Theron has a new haircut!! Helen Mirren is finally behind the wheel of a car!!! Han is alive!!!! And even more in my defense is that Sean’s look is buried. It’s laughable how he is revealed, as evidenced in this oh-so-perfect GIF below.
To recap: Black played with Sean, the main protagonist in 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He was a distressed teen/gifted driver who had been sent to reside with his father in Tokyo. It is there where he met a new team, which comprised Twinkie (Bow Wow), Han (Sung Kang), and Earl (Jason Tobin), that also returned in the Fast 9 trailer, somehow scoring more face-time compared to Sean. In Furious 7, Sean would reunite if the nonlinear timeline captured back up into the end of Tokyo Drift and Dom (Vin Diesel) comes to watch Sean following the passing of Han.
It turns out that Han is not dead! And somehow Sean factors to the Quick 9 narrative, with the trailer showing him and Earl unveiling their enemy automobile to Tej (Ludacris) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson). And with a movie was shared by Black from filming the scene.
While we still have lots of questions about Han and Sean’s reappearances, EW did our best to get some responses from director Justin Lin.
Quick 9 opens in theatres May 22.