Paul Walker may have died tragically in a car crash, but his on-screen persona in the “Fast & Furious” world will not.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Universal, the producers, and director James Wan have decided not to kill off Brian O’Conner in “Fast & Furious 7.” Rather, they plan to “retire” him “in a way that the studio hopes will satisfy fans of the franchise and make use of the existing footage of Walker.”
Walker died Nov. 30 with about half of “Fast & Furious 7” left to shoot. After the devastating event, Wan and the producers “pored over the footage” featuring Walker and decided they could figure out a way to write him out of the franchise.
Some additional scenes will have to be shot, but that shouldn’t be a problem now that the movie’s release date has been pushed back to April 10, 2015.