Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner to return in Fast & Furious sequels?
While we await the first Fast 8 trailer this December, Paul Walker’s brother Caleb shared an interesting quote with Entertainment Tonight about the late actor’s character, Brian O’Conner, possibly appearing in future Fast & Furious sequels.
“I had a phone call with Vin [Diesel] for about an hour and we really discussed this a while back. He wanted [our] blessing,” Caleb said, adding that Diesel asked if and when they thought it “would be acceptable to maybe bring Paul’s character back… to really kind of let his fans know he’s still out there. Universal wants to make sure to be respectful of Paul and his image too, and his family.”
Both Caleb and Cody Walker stepped in to help finish the production of Furious 7 after Walker’s death on November 30, 2013.
Would you want to see Brian O’Conner again or should they leave the character alone after the ending of Furious 7? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Directed by Straight Outta Compton helmer F. Gary Gray, Fast 8 is planned to launch a new trilogy of films when it hits theaters on April 14, 2017. Fast 8 will be followed by a ninth film to be released April 19, 2019 and a tenth film planned to hit theaters April 2, 2021. Fast and Furious 8, 9 and 10 aren’t the only films new that Universal has planned for the franchise, either. It was recently revealed that plans are underway for both Fast and Furious spinoffs and prequels.
The Fast 8 cast will include franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel and Lucas Black reprising their roles as street racers-turned-international criminals-turned-super-secret agents. Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Russell are confirmed to return as well. Charlize Theron will play the villain, with Kristofer Hivju as one of her henchmen. Scott Eastwood will be playing a protégé of Russell’s Mr. Nobody and Dame Hellen Mirren has also joined the cast.