The Fast and Furious franchise is highly praised by critics and fans alike, but one thing fans didn't love was the fate of Han Seoul-Oh in Furious 7 and it turns out The Fate of the Furious director didn't either.
Han, played by Sung Kang, was a well-loved character who was killed off by Jason Statham's character in Furious 7.
Speaking to Screen Rant, F. Gary Gray, the man who helmed Fast 8, said, "I will say this. You know what, I think that while I love Jason’s character in Fate of the Furious I think that there could have been a little room for adjustment to his character in Fate of the Furious."
He continued, "I think there was a little room for that. I won’t go as far as saying he shouldn’t have helped take down Cipher as a character, but in hindsight, I think that there was a little room for adjustment there for sure."
Gray also recently spoke out about those allegations of sexism that Fast star Michelle Rodriguez hurled at the franchise.
Rodriguez wrote in an Instagram post, "F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It's been a good ride &
Gray responded by saying, "First of all, I love Michelle. I love her. And I hope she finds some satisfaction moving forward. I personally can only speak for Fate of the Furious. I can only speak for the eighth installment and I personally feel like I think we did a pretty good job."
He added, "Given how strong Charlize’s character is in Fate of the Furious – she was an amazing antagonist, hands down one of the best antagonists in the entire franchise. I had a blast working with Helen Mirren – the Queen came in and gave a cameo, I thought she was amazing."
Complimenting Rodriguez herself, Gray said, "I actually enjoyed what Michelle delivered and also Natalie Emmanuel. I can’t speak to her personal feelings about the entire franchise because I’m only responsible for one, so I hope as this franchise grows and progresses she finds some satisfaction in how it all comes together, but I can only really speak to this one movie."
Lastly, Gray finishes his defense of the film by stating, "I think that the first female villain by Charlize who was amazing, I don’t know if you can include this in that complaint. I’m not really sure, maybe you can, but I don’t think so."