In full promotion of Fast and Furious 9, Justin Lin spoke about the continuation of the franchise. Which is approaching more and more of its denouement. And the director would like to integrate Paul Walker (aka Brian O’Conner), who tragically died in a car accident in 2013.
Fast and Furious 9 is a hit across the Atlantic, including the best box office start since the start of the pandemic. And while the film is expected in France on July 14, questions about the continuation of the saga are already starting to surge. Interviewed by CinePOP, the director Justin Lin notably revealed his wish to integrate an emblematic actor of the franchise, who died in tragic circumstances.
You probably guessed it, it is Paul Walker who played the role of Brian O’Conner. He died in a car accident in 2013 on the sidelines of the filming of Fast and Furious 7. And as the franchise nears its end, Justin Lin is seriously considering making the actor into Fast and Furious 10 and 11 for pay him homage. A comeback that can be made thanks to the magic of digital special effects (CGI).
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“Bringing him back is something I think about every day. As we near the end of the franchise, this is a reflection I have. I think about this possibility on a daily basis ”, so declared the director. As a reminder, the CGIs had already been used to recreate the character of Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 7. His brothers Cody and Caleb had also been mobilized to play the liners.
The end of the film had been rewritten in particular because of the disappearance of Paul Walker. Seeing his friend happy with Mia and their son Jack, Dom decides to leave without saying goodbye to him. Brian decides to catch up with him to say goodbye to him. Then the two friends end up separating for good.
Besides Paul Walker, Fast and Furious 10 and 10 could also include Meadow Walker who is none other than the daughter of the iconic actor. At least that is Vin Diesel’s wish.