Justin Lin, the director of Fast & Furious 9, says viewers will get a glimpse of Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Conner in the upcoming film.
Justin Li admitted the notion that Brian O’Conner being “alive” in the Fast universe is quite profound and significant.
Watch: FAST AND FURIOUS 9 Trailer 2 (2021)
The helmer added that the film’s placement in the franchise means there is potential to incorporate numerous characters, most surprisingly Han.
When we talk about Fast 9, this is the first time for me creatively approaching it not as just the one film. In the past, I’ve always felt like, we’re lucky enough to do one, let’s do everything we can. But Vin [Diesel] finally talked me into it, you know, when I came back, he’s like, ‘Well, let’s think about it as a final chapter.’
The director continued,
So Fast 9 is really the beginning of the final chapter of the saga. So in doing that, I think there’s a lot of room to really place our characters, and Brian obviously is a big part of the universe still.
I want to always be very respectful and how we present that. I think that [in] Nine, you will feel the presence of Brian, for sure.
Fast 9 is expected to hit theatres in the United States on 25th June 2021.