In an interview with Screenrant about the upcoming The Fate of the Furious, the writer of the franchise, Chris Morgan, hinted that Han (Sung Kang) could make a return to the franchise at some point. When asked if fans might see Han again, the writer had the following to say:
“Now, that’s funny because I’ve actually been thinking about that a lot. So it’s interesting that you and I are on the same wavelength there. But I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out. I love Sung — he’s one of my favorite people on the planet.”
While this is far from a confirmation that Han will come back from the dead for The 9 Furiously Fast Family Friends, it sounds like Morgan is considering it (or at least pondering a flashback).
Han originally died in the second film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but a positive fan reaction to the character spurred Morgan to mix up the timeline, bringing Han into the all-important heist “Family” for Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6 to then die the same death again offscreen for Furious 7. Han is definitely dead, since his car was t-boned and exploded. But, hey, if the Family can be broken, then so can the chains of death itself.