Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for "F9," aka "Fast and Furious 9."
"Fast 9" has one extra mid-credits scene teasing a showdown that's been years in the making.
"Fast 9" is finally in theaters and if you head out to see it, make sure to stick around as the credits roll. There's one extra scene after the film ends that you won't want to miss.
A mid-credits scene teases a huge potential showdown for the sequel that should make long-term fans excited.
In case you left the theater early or were wondering what to make of the short sequence, we have you covered.
What Happens: A familiar foe appears and gets greeted by a ghost from his past
The mid-credits scene opens on what appears to be an underground lair of sorts. The camera focuses on a hooded person in a sweatsuit and sneakers boxing a punching bag.
The mystery person finally takes off the hood to reveal they're none other than Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who we last saw in 2019's "Hobbs & Shaw" spinoff.
We then learn Shaw wasn't just punching a bag - he was punching a hostage who was zipped up inside the bag. Deckard's trying to get intel about a flash drive he's holding.
Then, there's a knock at a door. Deckard answers and Han is on the other side, patiently waiting.
The scene cuts to black.
Why this moment is such a huge deal for the fandom: Deckard 'killed' Han years ago, at the end of 'Fast 6'/'Tokyo Drift'
At the end of 2013's "Fast 6," an end-credits scene reveals that Han's "death" in 2006's "Tokyo Drift" actually took place after the events of "Fast 6."
When Deckard's brother, Owen Shaw, is heavily injured at the end of "Fast 6," Deckard goes on a vengeance spree against Dom's family, starting with Han. We see a revised version of the ending of "Tokyo Drift" where Deckard crashes into Han's car, dumps Dom's necklace in front of Han's face, and leaves him for dead as the car explodes.
Deckard then calls Dom to warn him that he's coming for him.
This reveal flipped the "Fast" mythology on its head and changed the viewing order of the franchise.
Han's "death" wasn't an accident. It was now a murder.
Wait. I'm confused. So how is Han alive in 'F9'?
If you're here and you didn't watch the film, for shame!
The TL;DR: In a (bit of a wacky) series of events, it's revealed that Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) faked Han's death at the end of "Fast 6" to recruit Han to work alongside him in a secret mission that has a direct connection to "F9."
(Yeah, it's a really short explanation that may leave you a bit unsatisfied.)
Are we about to get Justice For Han!? It seems so, but the 'F9' mid-credits scene may be a misdirect
If you, like so many others, have been waiting for "Justice for Han" for years on end, don't worry. The franchise hears you.
Deckard said in "Hobbs & Shaw" that he has to make amends for things he's done in the past. We know he was directly referencing Han, thanks to an interview "Fast Saga" writer Chris Morgan gave to Entertainment Weekly.
"I would say that the super-arc for Deckard Shaw is going to be one of the most interesting, cool, rewarding character arcs in the franchise. Justice for Han is owed," Morgan told EW in 2019.
According to Morgan, Deckard's "amends" line was "specifically written and put in there just to let everyone know that he is talking about Han - it is on his mind. It tortures him, and he's going to get to it."
With Han showing up at Deckard's door in the "Fast 9" mid-credits scene, is Han about to exact revenge on the man who "killed" him?
Maybe not in the way fans may think.
Now that we know that Han and the Shaw brothers have been pawns of Mr. Nobody and Cipher this entire time, this Fast fan wouldn't be surprised if they wind up teaming up to try and take down Cipher during one last ride. Maybe they combine forces with the "Hobbs & Shaw" gang for a giant crossover to take down the faceless villain of that franchise.
Because Han "returned from the dead," the love of his life, Gisele (Gal Gadot), could also be alive for all we know. Maybe she was recruited by Cipher or is really deep undercover for Mr. Nobody. If the Shaw brothers could hypothetically help bring Gisele back into Han's life, that may settle their debt.
We'll have to wait until the next installment of the "Fast Saga" arrives to know how the reunion between Han and Deckard plays out.
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