‘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. Is paul walker’s death impact the Film?

  2. http://facebook.com/fast7paulwalker


  3. we really miss paul… but will miss the fast n furious movies alot too.. please keep them coming.. they are the best movies to hit tv..thank you.

    • It wouldn’t be the same without Paul Walker, they should end it after the 7th fast and furious

      • I can’t say I agree with definitely ending it after 7, since I haven’t seen the movie yet and might change my mind. But I definitely agree that it won’t be the same ever again. The relationship between Brian and Mia, and Brian and Dom, were some of my favourite parts of the series and made me care about the characters, and thus care about the movies more. If it just begins revolving more and more around the rock doing macho s*** for the sake of being macho while covered in baby oil, then I’m out lol.


      • They should’ve ended it after the 1st!

  4. it was unfortunate that Paul had to leave that early. will miss him forever.just wait to see if his brother will kill the that space good as he did

  5. Was glad to see the movie was going to be released this franchise literally changed car culture for an entire generation. Somehow they infused everything from tuners to classic American muscle cars creating a unity between all car fans. The movies have insane action and non stop stunts but at the same time put great detail on family. I would hate to think the final picture in our heads of a man who was an icon for so long is in a fiery crash. Can’t wait to see him jam the gears one more time. Rip Paul and Godspeed

  6. is that paul walker? check it on this trailer…

  7. I think that even though Paul Walker is dead we should still have more Fast and Furious movies to honor him and we know he’s dead so one of his brothers should play his role instead because I really enjoy the movies aND it would keep the movies going

  8. Fast Furious wnt b der same ,wll miss u connar

  9. I believe that Paul would not want the movies to end with 7. I agree that it would deffinately be different without him, but Iam sure that the future movies would still be great.

    • I totally agree with you ! I was thinking the same thing :)

  10. Please do not retire O’Connor, have someone like Chris Pine or Hemsworth play him (not too dissimilar looking). It’s kind of a pity to have Fast & Furious without the lead character.

  11. I hope they are going to have a better finish for Brian than Paul Walker got. And the F&F movies have changed real-life cars forever. Can you really imagine 2.0L turbos being sold in mid-size sedans if it wasn’t for F&F? Think about it.

  12. its sad though…..bt lets hope f&f7 will be funterstic


  14. No it want be the same with out Paul walker #fast7paulwalker

  15. I am such a fan to all the f f movies i am lost for words to ser such a wonderful actor to leave both his families on screen as well as beyond closed doors my prays are with all of you.and Im very excited to watch furious 7,just keep them coming.Your biggest fan

  16. Yea but walkers persona in the movies is to stubborn to walk in the sunset . So doesn’t portray him at all

    • I say they should end it at f f7 cause it just would be the same just waching a f f with anot her character as brian RIP paul walker we all miss you sometime I think your still alive then start crying again RIP RIP RIP Paul walker RIP RIP RIP f f RIP RIP RIP Brian O’connor your biggest ever fan

  17. we really miss paul…

  18. I kind of hoped 7 would have been shut down immediately. After a few previews I now can officially say it should have been.
    Paul Walkers death hit me and I’m not even that big of a fan of his or the films. It was just too much, I’m just some dude and it affected me. Can’t imagine what his family and friends went through. RIP Paul Walker. You will be missed.

  19. The movie was FAST and FURIOUS >> waiting for 8. 8 is good luck in Chinese which will bring Great Fortune to the series (F&F).

  20. l miss (paul walker) brian o corner rest in peace without you there is no fast and furious

  21. RIP Paul walker we really miss u so much life was not fair to u. it should not end earlier like that. but we still want more fast and furious.

  22. I think after 7, they will bring back Sean from Tokyo drift to be the protagonist…

  23. Your information is inaccurate, where as the film will air in theaters on April 3rd, 2015. NOT April 10th, 2015.