The Fast & Furious series might be one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, but it's also an unusually antagonistic one behind-the-scenes. Two years ago, the very public feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson overshadowed the release of The Fate of the Furious, and now star Michelle Rodriguez has blasted comments made by long-time scriptwriter Chris Morgan.
Rodriguez's tweet was in response to comments that Morgan has made about the character of Shaw, played by Jason Statham in the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, and Han, who was played by Sung Kang and killed off in 2006's Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift. In short, Shaw was introduced in Fast & Furious 6 in a more villainous role, where it was revealed he was responsible for Han's fiery death. Since then, Shaw has become a hero in the series, and this murderous act barely mentioned. The result has been a fan campaign termed "Justice for Han," leading Morgan to reveal that the series will return to this storyline, with Shaw confronting his past mistakes.
However, Rodriguez seems to think otherwise. The star, who has played Leticia Ortiz in five movies to date, retweeted the Entertainment Weekly article that quoted Morgan and declared that Morgan has "absolutely nothing to do with where this narrative is." Check it out below:
What's strange is that Morgan wrote both the movie in which Han is killed, and the one in which Shaw is revealed as his killer, as well as Hobbs & Shaw. However, his work on the spin-off meant that he's not written next year's Fast & Furious 9, which is currently shooting. Either way, Morgan clearly still thinks he's still involved.
Another Fast & Furious-related beef that raised its head this week was the one between Johnson and Tyrese Gibson. In 2017 Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce in the series, was very vocal about his displeasure that Fast 9 had been pushed forward a year to make room for Hobbs & Shaw, something he clearly blamed Johnson for. This week, Gibson posted a screengrab on Instagram about Hobbs & Shaw's opening weekend box office, which was lower in the US than the last few movies in the series. He accompanied it with the caption: "Breaking up the family clearly doesn't have the value that one would assume it does."
Gibson was quick to delete the post. It's also worth noting that while the domestic weekend take was lower than other movies in the series, Hobbs & Shaw still had an impressive worldwide opening and has made $179 million since it opened last week. For more, check out GameSpot's ranking of the most ridiculous stunts in the Fast & Furious series.
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