Having just attended a showing of Ocean's Eight, I couldn't help but note the absence of Danny Ocean from the film.
His sister, Debbie Ocean, visits a crypt, on two occasions, with his name featured prominently. These visits draw our attention pointedly to his character, and his absence from the film.
Is there any information as to why Danny is absent, and what might have happened? I don't recall anything from Ocean's 13 that might explain it, especially given the latter of the dates that were shown.
I half remember Debbie saying, to paraphrase:
"I hope you're in there," while standing in front of the crypt, but I may have misheard or misremembered.
Which, given Danny's chosen occupation, openly implies a lack of certainty or finality; but is it an open question? Or were there any tidbits that might offer confirmation?