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F9 Finally Shows What Happened To Sean Boswell After Tokyo Drift

The newest chapter of the "Fast and Furious" franchise arrived with "F9," which superfans know means that only two films remain in the main series. Supposedly, once the long-running series sends its eleventh movie to the theaters, the core storyline will be complete and come to an official end.

Of course, no one's explicitly said that the studio would simply seal up the "Fast and Furious" series once that final film is released, but any stories beyond that will be much less likely to feature the entire cast. For all that fans know, future films might be spin-offs, such as the successful 2019 side story "Hobbs and Shaw." The whole franchise might even receive the reboot treatment. While those plans may be up in the air, both fans and the filmmakers know that they only have a limited amount of time to say goodbye to the core franchise, and "F9" reintroduced some long-absent characters.

One of the individuals whose fate has long been uncertain is Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), the lead character from "Tokyo Drift," a film whose place in the "Fast and Furious" timeline has always been a bit confusing. Here is how "F9" finally shows fans what happened to Sean after "Tokyo Drift" ended.

Roman finds Sean Boswell working in Germany in F9

As "F9" moves along, it becomes clear that to stop Dom's (Vin Diesel) brother Jakob (John Cena) and the Ares device he is in control of, somebody is going to need to go to space. To try and figure out a solution to that issue, Tej (Ludacris) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson) make their way to a rocket testing facility in Cologne, Germany.

Once there, Tej and Roman meet not only Sean Boswell but also two of his associates from "Tokyo Drift," Twinkie (Bow Wow) and Earl Hu (Jason Tobin). Thankfully, the reunited trio is working on perhaps the most "Fast and Furious"-appropriate solution to Tej and Roman's spaceflight problem: a rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero. While that particular experiment ends explosively, all three of the "Tokyo Drift" alums agree to help Tej and Roman on their spaceflight.

While this is the first time that Sean and the rest of the "Tokyo Drift" crew, excluding Han Lue (Sung Kang), have been given much screen time in the main series, it is worth remembering that Sean has shown up once before. The character appeared briefly in "Furious 7," when he handed over the objects that were found in and around Han's car after the crash to Dom, tipping him off that Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is involved, and solidifying the place of "Tokyo Drift" in the larger timeline.