Paul Walker’s Brother Rumored To Replace Him In Fast & Furious 7
It’s been just barely 2 weeks since actor Paul Walker suddenly lost his life in tragic car accident, but talk is already swirling that his younger brother Cody will fill in for him in the upcoming ‘Fast & Furious 7’ film.
via Hollywood Life
After Paul Walker tragically died in a fiery car crash on Nov. 30, production on Fast & Furious 7 came to a screeching halt. But the last thing the movie’s producers want to do is cut Paul out of the film — so they are reportedly working on a plan to have Paul’s younger brother Cody, 25, fill for the late actor in his final scenes.
There are still several remaining scenes in Fast & Furious 7 that would have featured Paul, so it seems like a logical solution to bring in his brother, Cody, who has worked as a movie stuntman in the past. But not everyone agrees.
Disgruntled fans will probably be relieved to know that even if Cody fills in for his brother, we may never even know he’s there. Paul has already shot several scenes, so Cody would just be used as a filler, and then Paul would be added in via CGI technology.
‘They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance,” a source told the UK’s Daily Mail. “If it’s a shot they need Paul’s face in close up, they can CGI it later on.”
The source added that Cody would only work on the film if it helped honor his late brother’s memory.
”If Cody agrees it’s because he wants to honor his brother’s memory,” the source continued. “There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving.”
It seems like the natural thing to do to have Paul’s brother step in since Paul had already began filming before he passed away. Better his brother that someone random, right?