Paul Walker’s death marked the future of the saga ‘Fast & Furious’, with the abrupt farewell to his Brian O’Connor in the seventh installment. Considering that the character is still alive in the franchise, Justin Lin has stated that he intends to ‘resurrect’ the actor for the final two installments.
Already become the great success of the season, has exceeded 400 million dollars in collection worldwide, fans know that the ninth installment is the beginning of the end, as it is part of a trilogy with which the franchise will close after the premiere of the eleventh installment.
Because it will be the farewell to the saga, it is not strange that Justin Lin want to get Brian O’Connor back for the remaining two tapes. “Without a doubt, Paul and his character, Brian, are the heart and soul of how we have progressed. Bringing him back is something that I have thought about every moment, “the filmmaker told CinePop.
“As we get to the end, it is a reflection that I am having. I shuffle this possibility every day“, he continued. Obviously, the resurrection of the actor would be through the help of CGI, as happened with the scene of ‘Fast & Furious 7’, in which Brian said goodbye to Dom to take care of his family.
Technology has advanced enough in these years to make its return viable. Not he would be the first actor to be ‘resurrected’ with CGI, it already happened with a rejuvenated Carrie Fisher en ‘Rogue One’, also with his return for the ninth episode of ‘Star Wars’. Although also, it is possible that the character is played by one of the deceased’s brothers, Cody or Caleb, due to their physical resemblance.
For now, it’s time to enjoy the ninth installment of the saga. Directed by Justin Lin and starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodríguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron, the film arrives this July 2 to cinemas ready to step on the gas at the box office.