According to director Justin Lin, the post-credits scene in Fast & Furious 9 is only the beginning of true justice for Han. After a long absence, the director returns to The Fast Saga, and this time he intends to see it through to its conclusion. He will direct both Fast & Furious 10 and 11 which will be released back-to-back and the latest entry in the franchise. Justin Lin about the post-credits of F9.
It’s interesting because a lot of people assume when Han comes back in 9, that’s Justice for Han. I never felt like that’s the case. The issue with Justice for Han is not, “Hey, he’s gone, we want him back.” It was that something was not right and we need to figure out how to correct that. For me, the most critical element of this is the treatment of this character. So Justice for Han, really, is how we treat Han as he comes back and as we move forward. There is definitely a lot to explore and to unpack and that is just a moment I wanted to share with the audience — that there’s a lot more to come.
The core plot of F9 centers around the return of Dom and Mia’s estranged brother, Jakob Toretto. While the younger Toretto sibling has no problems, he’s out to get even with Dom, who exiled him years ago after learning that he was involved in the racing disaster that killed their father. Cipher also plays a role in the film, as she sabotages Jakob’s plans. Aside from the main plot, there’s a lot of buzz regarding Han Solo’s comeback, who has been presumed dead for a long time after Deckard Shaw engineered his death in a car accident in Tokyo.
Since it was proven that the elder Shaw was responsible for the crash that killed Han, there has been a movement for him to face justice. Through F9’s post-credits scene, where the antagonists find themselves face-to-face, the online movement “Justice For Han” ultimately had good development. Lin explains what the stinger implies going forward in an interview with THR.
Han knocks on Deckard’s door in the mentioned post-credits sequence, which is brief. The Shaw brother was definitely taken aback when he saw the man he allegedly murdered many years ago. On the other hand, Han does not appear to be interested in learning how his assassin survived his attempted assassination. This virtually ensures that Deckard will appear in Fast & Furious 10 in some capacity, as it would be difficult to avoid mentioning the encounter given how hungry fans are to hear more about it. As Kang has stated, the chances of his character simply fighting Deckard are close to none, so it’ll be more fascinating than that.
Lin has made it clear that he intends to fully fulfill the justice that many fans continue to seek for what happened to Han in The Fast and Furious Saga. This particular story aspect, however, will not be the core plot of any film. As a result, it’s understandable that it would take several films to thoroughly handle it. Fast & Furious 9’s post-credits scene is a positive first step, as it provides a clear message that this will be addressed later.