Gal Gadot's scenes were cut entirely from Fast & Furious 7
And she wasn't the only big Fast & Furious star cut from the seventh movie.
The final, cinematic version of Fast & Furious 7 was complicated enough without the addition of extra scenes and characters to the mix.
Correcting the Fast & Furious timeline, which has been sort of out of sync ever since Tokyo Drift retroactively announced itself to be set in the future, thereby putting Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6 in the past, time has finally caught up with the Japan-set events.
While we know that the upcoming F9 will see the reintoduction of Han, who has now somehow been killed off in no less than THREE Fast & Furious movies, Furious 7 did also see another previously-dead character return from the grave.
On the fourth and final episode of TBR Spotlight: The Fast & Furious Saga, in which Eoghan, Garry and Rory tackle the seventh, eighth, and first spin-off Fast & Furious movies, they discuss [LISTEN from 35:00 below] a particular scene that was cut from the movie, possibly for the greater good.
During the opening credits of Furious 7, when the camera tracks Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) through the ruined hospital he violently visited to check in on his brother Owen (Luke Evans), we see the names of all of the stars of the movie. Vin Diesel. The Rock. Michelle Rodriguez.
And then this image pops up...
... despite the fact that neither Sung Kang nor Gal Gadot actually make an appearance in this movie.
That is because BOTH of their scenes were cut out. Sung Kang was set to appear as the now-definitely-dead-but-not-really-dead Han as the witness during Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty's (Michelle Rodriguez) secret wedding, but his appearance was removed during Letty's flashback scenes because it was causing confusion for the audience. Because, yes, they thought this meant that Han was alive again. Except he wasn't. (At least not yet. Confused? Don't worry, it will all make sense in F9. Hopefully.)
And then there were Gal Gadot's scenes, which would've filled in a huge back story subplot for Letty's character.
The deleted scene had Letty visiting a Mexican hospital, where she has a flashback of being carried in following the car crash that lead to her "death" in the fourth movie. And we see that the person who pulled her from that crash and brought her to the hospital was none other than Gisele (Gal Gadot).
Their brief scene would've set up Gisele's eventual character shift from villainous henchperson to a member of Dom's good guys team, but again, it was likely causing further confusion for audiences, who were continuously being reintroduced to all of these characters who had died in previous movies.
Fast & Furious 7 is available to watch on NOW at the time of writing, while Fast 9 will be arriving into Irish cinemas on Friday, 25 June.
Clip via The Fast Saga