As of right now, we still don’t know what exactly Universal Pictures and director James Wan are going to do with Fast and Furious 7. They’ve been discussing several different ideas of what to do. Do they keep what they have and work around it, or do they scrap the whole project and start over? The movie was about halfway completed when Walker tragically died, and family and friends are still mourning his death.
There’s no doubt that Walker would want them to press forward and finish the film, and using the version he was in would pay tribute to the actor who helped launch the franchise.
A new rumor has surfaced that suggests Universal is looking to bring in Walker’s younger brother Cody to fill in and help finish the film.
The news comes from The Daily Mail, who says the 25-year-old Cody, who has worked as a stuntman, might be a stand-in for multiple scenes in the film.
They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance and if it’s a shot they need Paul’s face in close up they can CGI it later on. If Cody agrees it’s because he wants to honor his brother’s memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving.
If they can figure out a way to make it all work, then why not? It’s better then rewriting everything and starting from scratch. It would kind of be a shame if Walker wasn’t in the movie at all. Hopefully they can find a way to make something work where they don’t loose all the work that has been done.