star Gal Gadot has the perfect response to how Gisele Yashar survived the events o. In the sixth installment, the character sacrifices herself to save Han Lue (Sung Kang) and seemingly dies after throwing herself on the airport tarmac. However, at the end of , it is revealed that Gisele is not only alive and well, but has also been working for Cipher (Charlize Theron), rescuing her and Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) in the movie's epic cliffhanger.
During an interview with , conducted before the start of the SAG-AFTRA strike, for the release of the movie , Gadot addressed how after what happened in. While not giving many details about her character's return, her answer summed up a recurring theme in many movies. Check out what she said on the matter below:
Did you see a body? I did not see a body. Did you?
Part of the reason why many moviegoers have moved past the franchise is how they consistently bring back characters who seemingly died some installments ago. First, Letty died in the first act of 2009's , only for her to come back two movies later. during the events of , which was retconned to include Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) in the mid-credits scene of but returned for .
Now, in Gisele has returned from the dead, which came shortly after Jakob Toretto (John Cena) sacrificed himself to save Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Leo Abelo Perry) from Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa). In each of these instances, , the audience members do not see a body, which leaves the door open for their eventual return. After Gisele returns to the franchise and will likely reunite with Han in, Jakob will surely come back to the team in the reported third final installment of , bringing the saga full circle.
This recurring theme has unfortunately made most of the characters' deaths weightless, especially for the main characters, who learn that their friends have been alive for all of this time when they mourn their loss at the end of their respective movies. These character returns have also been met with mixed reception from the audience, who believe the franchise can be stretched to no end, as fan-favorite characters who were killed come back as if nothing happened. It will be interesting to see if Gadot's return is further explained in the , or if she will be saved for the next mainline movie.