Paul Walker’s Brothers Hope to Help Bring His Character Back to Fast & Furious
Could Paul Walker’s family once again help reunite the Fast & Furious family?
After the late actor’s tragic death in 2013 during a break from filming Furious 7, Caleb and Cody Walker stepped in to complete the project as Paul’s face was superimposed over their performances, including for the emotional final scene.
Speaking to the AP, Caleb and Cody Walker opened up about their desire to once again portray Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Conner so he could “save the day.”
“I just hope we get to — I don’t know — have a little cameo and bring Paul back to save the day and I get to help create that again,” Caleb recently told the AP while promoting Paramount Network’s documentary I Am Paul Walker. “That’s my dream and I hope we get to do that in one of the future movies.”
As such, Caleb and Cody believe there is a way to bring Brian O’Conner into the fray, so as long as it’s done respectfully.
“I think there could potentially be a way to do it,” Cody Walker said. “But it would take a lot of thought and it’d have to be tasteful. He was the real deal, the real car guy. And in his absence, I — you know — I think it’s lost its way in a big way.”
Walker’s Brian O’Conner is still alive in the mega-franchise and was mentioned multiple times in last year’s The Fate of the Furious, the first installment filmed entirely since Walker’s death. And with the upcoming Fast 9 and Fast 10 set to possibly wrap up the worldwide phenomenon that their brother helped start, Caleb and Cody hope they — and Paul — can be a part of it.
Fast 9 opens on April 10, 2020, while Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s spin-off races into theaters on July 26, 2019.
However, a spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham is coming up next in July 2019, and it’ll feature Idris Elba as the villain.