Will Paul Walker’s Brother Star in Future ‘Fast & Furious’ Sequels?

A new rumor claims that Cody Walker, who stepped in to replace his fallen brother on ‘Fast & Furious 7’, will get his own character as the franchise continues.
A new rumor claims that Cody Walker, who stepped in to replace his fallen brother on Fast & Furious 7, will get his own character as the franchise continues.

Despite headlining star Paul Walker's death this past November, the Fast & Furious franchise shows no signs of slowing down just yet. The cast and crew of Fast & Furious 7 decided to continue shooting their latest sequel, with brothers Cody Walker and Caleb Walker acting as stand-ins for the few unfinished scenes that Paul Walker had left. A new rumor now claims that Cody Walker, an accomplished actor and stuntman in his own right, has been an important and powerful presence on the set, and will get his own character as the series continues.

Paul Walker had shot most of his scenes before his untimely demise. He will be digitally recreated using advanced CGI technology, utilizing both Cody Walker and Caleb Walker as body doubles. The original screenplay was altered so that Walker's character Brian O'Conner could retire and head off into the sunset, as opposed to dying on screen. How will that affect future sequels? Apparently, Cody will play Brian O'Conner's never-before-mentioned brother in a role that will pretty much replace O'Conner, with this sibling joining Dom and his team.

Cody Walker talks about standing in for his late brother in this AP interview from a few months ago.

Cody Walker joining the Fast & Furious franchise cast has not been confirmed by Universal Pictures at this time. As of now, it's a purely speculative rumor.

A source close to the production had this to say,

"Of course, Cody isn't a replacement for Paul in any way, but the producers were really grateful that he stepped in to help them finish this last film and Cody is so likeable and charming. It would be a tribute to Paul that Cody carries on the Walker name in the Fast & Furious movies."

Brian O'Conner, his wife Mia and their young son will literally walk into the sunset at some point in Fast & Furious 7. Cody Walker was recently spotted shooting scenes on the beach with co-star Jordana Brewster, who is likely leaving the franchise as well. They shared a tender embrace on the beaches of Malibu in one of these parting shots. To see those set photos: Click Here!

If this story is true, expect Cody Walker's O'Conner brother character to be introduced during the climax of Fast & Furious 7.

Furious 7 comes to theaters April 3rd, 2015 and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson. The film is directed by James Wan.

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  1. Johnnyblaze09

    They should bring back some drag-racing but anyway... "the pay is good..." This situation remembers me of a certain Jake Sully.

    10 months agoby @johnnyblaze09Flag

  2. TheDude1

    @undeadslayer4 I wouldn't say that. This franchise is now very deep with 6 films already and a 7th coming next year, but the reviews and the box office keep getting better and bigger. Which means the studio will not let is go.

    10 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @thedude1 its gotta stop after 8 this franchis is just going nowhere

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @childofharlem when did he mention his dad

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. undeadslayer4

    @instead8909 this will be interesting we can learn more about brian's backstory

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. WongFu

    @the-crow2k it was intended to go to 12 films then it was reduced to 9 however with the unfortunate death of Paul everything was up in the air. If one or two of his brothers signed on we 'the audience' will learn why Brian never mentioned his brothers.

    10 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  7. The_Crow2k

    Can't they just properly close it with this one?

    10 months agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  8. cvnt$top

    @TheObserver of course not lol

    10 months agoby @cvntstopFlag

  9. childofharlem

    I can see it fitting in Brian never talked about his family until fast five when he mentions his father

    10 months agoby @childofharlemFlag

  10. TheObserver

    @cvntstop are you really asking ?

    10 months agoby @TheObserverFlag

  11. TheDude1

    I have no problem seeing the franchise continue after part 7, writing in a never mentioned brother is downright stupid though.

    10 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  12. The Real Goku

    Anything to milk the franchise lol. Writers and directors have no respect for these films at all lol. Whatever makes them money...

    10 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  13. cvnt$top

    Ok, interesting.


    I think their story is through. Does Hollywood not know when to stop?

    10 months agoby @cvntstopFlag

  14. childofharlem

    This would be great I hope cody joins the cast

    10 months agoby @childofharlemFlag

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