The unfortunate and untimely death of Paul Walker put the future of the Fast & Furious franchise in tenuous position, a position that it was only able to move on from just recently. One of the biggest challenges Fast 7 experienced in the wake of Walker’s death was how it would be able to finish a movie when he still had some action scenes to shoot? It took months of discussions, but ultimately, the people behind the Fast franchise came to a decision to use not one of Walker’s brothers, but two of them.
In an announcement it made on its Facebook page, Fast 7 producers have made it known that both Cody and Caleb Walker, are set to be included in the movie to finish Paul’s action scenes. Rumors of a Walker brother stepping in to film Paul’s final scenes have been going swirling since late last year , shortly after his shocking death. At that time, it was Cody that was being talked about as being Paul’s replacement, but now it’s been announced that Cody and Caleb are going to be in the movie.
As far as what producers have in store for Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, it appears that the character won’t be killed off as previously thought of. Instead, it would be "retired" in the seventh movie.
The death of Paul Walker still leaves a bad taste in our mouth, but knowing that both his brothers will be involved in the movie franchise that defined his career is as good a sign as any to pay respects to the fallen actor.
Click past the jump to see a collection of videos on Paul Walker and to read the official statement regarding the Walker brothers’ inclusion in Fast 7