There are still many questions about what will happen to Paul Walker’s character in the 7th installment of ‘Fast & Furious.
According to reports, writer Chris Morgan is performing some script rewrites in order to “write out” Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, in a way to honor the actor. This updated script would allow for previously filmed footage of Walker to be used in order to complete the next film.
At the time of his death, Paul Walker had reportedly shot “almost exactly half” of his character’s scenes, leaving plenty of footage available for this rewrite. Unfortunately, the opening chase scene set for the beginning of the film had not been filmed yet, so that just adds to the complications. Odds are, the film will use what it has already to send off Walker’s character in some way.
The Walker family “has made it known to Paul’s co-stars, that they don’t want him cut out of the movie,” an insider tells RadarOnline. ”It wouldn’t be what Paul would have wanted.”
Fast & Furious fans would surely agree that Brian, one the franchise’s most beloved characters, should not be edited out.
“Paul absolutely loved being a part of the Fast & Furious franchise. His family knows writers and producers will handle Paul’s death with dignity and understanding,” the source explains. “Of course, his family is focused on Paul’s upcoming funeral, and taking care of his teenage daughter, Meadow.”
Our prayers and thoughts continue to go out to Paul’s family and friends.
What do you think of this new Fast and Furious 7 script update?