‘Fast & Furious 7′ Will Retire (Not Kill) Paul Walker’s Brian O’Connor

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In what is probably the most obvious piece of a news to come out this year (so far), Universal has decided that yes, as most of us surmised, in order to continue with Fast & Furious 7 they need a viable workaround for the late Paul Walker’s Brian O’Connor, without hitting too close to Walker’s actual death as a result of a high-speed sports car crash. Hard to do in a Fast & Furious movie.

Surprise, surprise, that solution has now been officially settled upon: Brian O’Connor will get a happier ending than Paul Walker did.

THR reports that F&F7 director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan are tweaking the script in a way that they can use what footage of Walker they already shot (about half the film), while also creating a send off for Walker’s character Brian that would still allow the franchise to continue. The film has currently been pushed back to April 10, 2015 to allow the cast time to grieve and the necessary changes to be made.

I said the following in the immediate aftermath of Walker’s passing, when we were all wondering what was going to happen with the franchise:

Maybe things don’t have to be so dark. Maybe Brian and Mia (Jordana Brewster) and their child are all sent off into the sunset to live free and happy while Dom and the rest of the crew continue to deal with threats at their car doors. Maybe the land of movie fantasy offers fans something better than the harsh reality of life did. Maybe we all could use something a little more uplifting as we say goodbye to an actor whose character was an icon for a generation of moviegoers. One can only hope…

…And it would seem like that hope is definitely becoming a reality. As it should.

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A better end for Brian and Mia

Recent rumors have pointed to Paul’s little brother Cody Walker possibly filling in for some of the stunt-heavy moments in the film (a lot of the big set pieces haven’t been shot yet), and this “Brian goes into the sunset” scenario could still utilize that option. In short: since the film revolves around Jason Statham’s villain looking for payback for the events of Fast & Furious 6, Brian could be involved in the early part of the film until danger hits too close, before he, Dom and Co. finally opt to do the responsible thing and send Brian and Mia off to live safe with their son.

That’s really the best of all worlds. Fans get one last outing with Walker in his most iconic role; the franchise can continue without detriment to the part 7 storyline; and nobody has to be reminded of the grisly reality of things, nor feel like Walker’s memory has been disrespected.


Fast & Furious 7 will be in theaters on April 10, 2015.

Source: THR

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  1. Where was Van Diesel leaving in the last scene?

    • he had to take a sh1t

  2. If there is going to be a Fast & Furious 8, it’s not going to be the same with out the late Paul Walker.

    • That’s very true but, Paul walker would want us to keep moving forward, to keep his legacy going, he was an always will be the best actor/ dad and the best family member and best friend/ brother of all time. You will be missed Paul but never forgotten ever.

    • Yes thats true….i agree with that…

  3. A very good movie, the perfect send off for Brian. Rest in peace Paul Walker.

  4. coool movie fast7

  5. I am a 42 yr. old man 220 lbs been, told I am pretty tough and seen a lot of pain and anguish in my life. All that said the sadness I felt from this movie is very deep. The ending brought me tears (I never ever shed tears for anything) and it made me feel like the world became darker when we lost Paul Walker. I didn’t know the man, only stories of how good of a man he was to his friends, family and fans. I with sincere hope do not want them to make fast n furious 8. This was a goodbye, please let it now be a final memorial to this man’s memory. I wish you all happiness, peace and joy.

    • I agree but in Vin diesels interviews he said “Fast 7 was for pablo ‘paul’ so Fast 8 will be from paul” and ontop of vins comments paul wanted their to be a fast 8 vin diesel is just carrying out the wishes of his late brother.

  6. Nice movie

  7. Having now seen Furious 7 (mostly out of curiosity to see what it might look like with lots of CGI images), it was quite easy to tell the actual footage from the virtual images. There seemed to be a couple of Paul Walker’s facial expressions that appeared in scene after scene, and there was a slight fuzziness or mismatch around his head. Sort of a halo effect, no pun intended. It was nice to see Kurt Russell–he still has that youthful kind of look.

  8. The last scene made me cry so hard

  9. I just have to say congratulations excellent work on this movie overall and the ending could not have been better very life meaning and sentimental I wouldn’t have change it brought tears to my eyes. I was the best way you could put it to say goodbye to our loved Paul.

  10. I cried also….

  11. guys have you watched the movie?

  12. Laugh till ur belly shakes…
    Rocks til ur feet is abov d flore..
    amaze til ur brain heats…
    N at last
    Cry with d smile on ur face….
    Best movie every made…

  13. I can’t enjoy this without paul walker.Missing Paul Walker,Vin Diesel etc, in fast fast motivating films is a no movie to watch.Am hurt so.

  14. atleast Brian o’conot had a better ending than Paul Walker, sad.

  15. Just watched and enjoyed movie, here why You should watch Furious 7 too! http://sunshine1818club.com/index.php/fast-and-furious-7-the-epic-end-862/

  16. They should kill him in the movie. People would loves it.

  17. miss u paul…R i P

  18. I love you Paul because I am your best fane and I miss you……..!!!