“Fast & Furious 7” will not kill off Paul Walker’s character

“Fast & Furious 7” will not kill off Paul Walker’s character

“Fast & Furious 7” will not kill off Paul Walker’s character

Written by Bella Dalima

08 Jan, 2014 | 7:31 pm

It’s not an easy thing, to finish a movie without one of your lead actors.

You want to honor the dead actor’s final work; but you also want to finish your movie. River Phoenix and Marilyn Monroe died too early to salvage “Dark Blood” or “Something’s Got to Give;” a tragedy for many reasons, not least because they both looked much better than “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”

So: “Fast & Furious 7.” Paul Walker died in November with filming only half-finished, although given the age we live in fans had already seen Walker on set and in character.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the crew behind “Fast 7” has opted to “retire” Brian O’Conner. He will specifically not be killed off, according to the Reporter’s sources.

Universal had no comment on the report, but the rumor smells true. Given the high-speed nature of Paul Walker’s death, it probably felt like bad taste to kill a character played by Walker in a movie about cars driving very fast.

Still, it’s difficult to imagine how O’Conner will leave the series. The franchise has a well-stated commitment to Family, and “Furious 6” reaffirmed the central tenet-sentimental, but full-hearted that the characters will die for each other, even after they’ve ridden into several different last-big-score sunsets.

SOURCE: CNN


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