The 17 biggest questions we have after seeing ‘Fast 9’

Summary List PlacementHow exactly did Han survive the car crash at the end of "Tokyo Drift"/"Fast 6"? This is one of the most confusing parts of "Fast 9" that we have just tried to not think about too hard. In a flashback, we learn before Han was killed in a "Tokyo Drift" car explosion that he actually wasn't inside of the car. He was safely a few feet away next to Mr. Nobody.  Han says that Mr. Nobody had his ways of making things look real, but the explanation doesn't at all address the actual mechanics of how this worked when we clearly...

Han, Gisele, Mr. Nobody, and Owen in the Fast Saga

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How exactly did Han survive the car crash at the end of “Tokyo Drift”/”Fast 6”?

This is one of the most confusing parts of “Fast 9” that we have just tried to not think about too hard.

In a flashback, we learn before Han was killed in a “Tokyo Drift” car explosion that he actually wasn’t inside of the car. He was safely a few feet away next to Mr. Nobody. 

Han says that Mr. Nobody had his ways of making things look real, but the explanation doesn’t at all address the actual mechanics of how this worked when we clearly did see Han in the car in previous films.

Where in the world is Owen Shaw?

The last time we saw Owen Shaw, he was asking pilots to land a plane near the end of “The Fate of the Furious,” aka “F8.” He and big bro, Deckard Shaw, just saved Dom’s son, little Brian, and were set to deliver him home.

Deckard has been seen twice since the end of “F8” — in 2019’s “Fast spinoff, “Hobbs & Shaw,” and in an “F9” mid-credits scene — but Owen remains MIA.

We know he’s alive. In a quick aside in “F9,” Owen’s mom, Queenie (Helen Mirren), asks Dom if he’s paying her a visit to inquire about one of her two sons.

Where has the other Shaw brother been?

Did he help Mr. Nobody kidnap Cipher in the events leading up to “F9”? Is he on some other adventure? We’re eagerly waiting to see if the former “Fast” villain turns up in “F10” or “F11.” 

Among others, he has a score to settle with Cipher, who previously employed him. If Owen learns she’s still on the loose, he could want to align with Dom and his crew to take her down.

Why did Jakob Toretto turn on Mr. Nobody and become a rogue agent?

Jakob tells Dom and his crew that he stopped working for Mr. Nobody without divulging why. Was Mr. Nobody doing something that Jakob didn’t condone? 

We’re starting to become suspicious of Mr. Nobody.

And speaking of…

Is Mr. Nobody alive?

Why didn’t anyone ask about this at any point in “F9”? Were Dom and the others assuming he’s dead because of his plane crash at the movie’s start?

We learned this man faked Han’s death. Who’s to say he couldn’t fake his own?

And is Mr. Nobody even a good guy?

Mr. Nobody swooped into this franchise in 2015’s “Furious 7” in order to retrieve a device called “God’s Eye” from falling into the wrong hands. We’re led to believe he’s working with the good guys, with some off-the-books government agency, but we really don’t know much about him, including his real name.

Where is Little Nobody? Will we see him again?

Scott Eastwood joined the “Fast” family in 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious” as Mr. Nobody’s right-hand man.

Dom’s crew nicknamed him “Little Nobody” and Eastwood kind of became a punching bag for much of the movie. 

Despite Eastwood being a close friend of franchise star Paul Walker, who died in 2013, fans may have seen Eastwood’s role as trying to fill Walker’s absence too quickly.

Little Nobody was given a blue Subaru to drive at one point, a color that became synonymous with Walker’s character in the series. 

Currently, we don’t know if Little Nobody is alive or if he went down in the plane crash with Mr. Nobody that’s referenced at the start of “F9.” 

Is Eva Mendes returning to the franchise?

After her appearance in “2 Fast 2 Furious,” Mendes made a surprise appearance in an end-credits scene for “Fast Five.”

Her character, Monica Fuentes, who was working for the Diplomatic Security Service, was last seen giving Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) a photo of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).

Fans expected Fuentes may be back in the next film, 2013’s “Fast 6,” but that wasn’t the case. At the time, Lin said he couldn’t figure out how to insert her into the film, saying maybe someone could figure it out in the future. 

The actress told Oprah Magazine she took a step back from acting in 2014 in order to spend more time with her children.

Vin Diesel recently teased to Entertainment Weekly we’ll have to “just wait for 10” to see if Mendes returns.

Will we see a lot of returning faces from the franchise in the final two films of the main “Fast Saga”?

It’s not just Mendes who’s currently missing from the “Fast” fam. We thought there may be a possibility to see other characters return in “F9,” including Dom’s childhood friend Leon and Suki from “2 Fast.”

Now that we know “Fast 10” will be split into two parts, it seems like we may get a cliffhanger ending at the of “Fast 10: Part I.”

We could see Dom or his entire crew getting stranded or held up in an impossible situation. Imagine if every person Dom and the others have ever helped rallied together to save them and the world in Part II? 

The ultimate family moment.

Will Han get the justice he deserves?

If you, like so many others, have been waiting for “Justice for Han” for years on end, don’t worry. The franchise hears you.

In “Hobbs & Shaw,” Deckard Shaw acknowledged 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.” 

Now that the two are face-to-face in the end-credits scene for “F9,” we’re expecting the last two movies of the main saga to explore that justice, which may not even be revenge. We’d love to see the Shaw brothers team up with Han if there’s any chance Gisele is alive and they could help reunite the former lovers.

Is Gisele actually dead?

Now that Han “returned from the dead,” we’re wondering if Gisele could return to the franchise as well.

Maybe Mr. Nobody faked her death, too, or someone kidnapped her.

It does seem strange that Mr. Nobody would go to Han after Gisele’s death if she was actually alive, but we don’t know much about him or his motives. We don’t even know his real name! 

As the “Fast Saga” increasingly plays out like a telenovela where people come back from the dead and long-lost siblings appear, who’s to say Gisele can’t come back as well? We never saw her body.

Will we ever see Brian O’Conner again in the franchise?

“F9” director Justin Lin told Insider he’s “constantly” considering how to address and honor Paul Walker’s character. The actor died in 2013 in a single-car accident.

“As we’re moving into closing the saga, obviously there’s a lot of different options,” Lin said of how the next two sequels can respectfully address O’Conner.  

“It’s a constant discourse, I would say,” he continued. “I hope that, whatever we choose, it continues to be done with the kind of thoughtfulness and respect that I hope to bring.”

Who is going to live in Dom’s old house?

We see it being rebuilt at the end of “Fast 9.” Are Dom and Letty moving back in or is it being rebuilt for Mia and Brian who had lived there for a bit before it was blown up in “Furious 7”?

Will The Rock return to the “Fast” franchise?

Johnson doesn’t appear in “F9” after he and Diesel famously had a falling out, which The Rock confirmed to Rolling Stone in 2018.

“Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer,” Johnson told Rolling Stone. “And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating.”

Things seem to be better between the two now. After the release of 2019’s “Hobbs & Shaw,” Johnson shared an Instagram post saying he appreciated Diesel’s support of the film and teasing a potential return to the main saga in the future.

“Of course, all roads lead to one thing. I’ll be seeing you soon, Toretto,” Johnson wrote in 2019.

Is “the Director” from “Hobbs & Shaw” tied to Cipher or going to come into play in the final two movies or is that franchise staying separate?

“Hobbs & Shaw” director David Leitch said in the film’s commentary that “the Director,” who Leitch refers to as a he, “has a relationship with Hobbs” that will be revealed in other spinoff sequels.

May we also see this person in a “Fast” crossover to potentially bring Hobbs and Shaw back into the fold?

Many have considered that the Director may be Ryan Reynolds’ character because the voice of the character, attributed to Champ Nightingale, is an alias Insider reported Reynolds has used in the past on Amazon.

What was the point of Cardi B’s cameo?

While you may have been quick to dismiss Cardi B’s “Fast 9” cameo, Vin Diesel has already confirmed the singer will return for the next film.

“We are very much excited to evolve her character and to expand it to the finale,” Diesel told Entertainment Tonight of the singer’s role.

“F9” director Justin Lin told ET he’s “excited” to explore her character more. 

In “Fast 9,” Cardi B plays Leysa, the leader of an all-female crew, which has ties to Queenie (Helen Mirren). Leysa and Dom go way back to before the events of 2009’s fourth “Fast & Furious.” Leysa mentions how she’d still be stealing gas in the Dominican Republic if it weren’t for Dom. 

At the start of the fourth film, Dom, Han, Letty, and more rob a tanker for people in the DR, which is probably what Leysa was referencing.

Now that the “Fast” family has gone to space, what is there left for them to do? Are dinosaurs next?

You think we’re joking, but we’re kind of serious.

Every “Fast” movie has tried to top the last in terms of over-the-top, ridiculous stunts. Now that Tej and Roman have gone to space, it’s difficult to imagine how the franchise can top that. 

Some have joked that the franchise needs to crossover with another Universal property like “Jurassic World.” Funny enough, the casts of both films seem to be into it.

Let’s get Dom and the crew in a DeLorean (“Back to the Future” is another Universal property) and send these guys back to the Jurassic era. Otherwise, there is that “Fast” musical idea

Does “F9” take place before or after “Hobbs & Shaw”? After.

Director Justin Lin told Insider that “F9” does take place after “H&S” in a recent interview.  

Queenie (Helen Mirren) and Dom (Vin Diesel) make a minor reference to this which you may have overlooked. 

In “F9,” when Dom meets Queenie on a London street, he tells her he heard she was in jail. Queenie brushes it off saying that they couldn’t hold her for long.

Queenie’s kids, Deckard and Hattie, broke her out of jail at the end of “Hobbs & Shaw.”

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