Paul Walker’s Brothers Hired To Fill In For Him On ‘Fast & Furious 7’

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When Paul Walker died back in November, he was right in the middle of filming Fast & Furious 7. Thus, whether people wanted to admit it publicly or not, almost immediately everyone started wondering what would happen to the film and the franchise. After all, Walker had filmed the majority of his scenes, but he hadn't filmed everything. Were they going to rewrite the script and kill his character off? Were they going to hire a stunt double and use a computer to add Walker's face? 

Well, as it turns out, the producers have turned to genetics to solve their problem. And no, I don't mean they used a strand of Walker's hair to create a genetically modified clone, a la the storm troopers in Star Wars. I mean they've hired Paul Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, to fill in. 

The move was announced on the official Fast & Furious 7 Facebook page. Here it is...all 257 words of it:

The FAST & FURIOUS saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.

Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.

We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for FAST & FURIOUS 7, and it's among the strongest work of his career.

We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.

We are just under a year away from the release of FAST & FURIOUS 7, and this film is the most important we've ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O'Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.

We wanted to take a moment to speak to our fans directly and thank you for the love and support you always show us as we resume our work.

Fast & Furious 7 hits theaters April 10, 2015.


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