Paul Walker’s youthful brother Cody Walker says that Paul would actually get a kick out of where the Fast and Furious franchise has gone since his premature passing earlier than the launch of Furious 7.
When Paul Walker died in 2013 at the age of 40, he was engaged on the seventh installment of the collection. Although he had shot a superb portion of the movie, there have been nonetheless scenes with the late actor that wanted to be accomplished and that is when his brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker, had been introduced in as stand-ins to assist full Walker’s remaining scenes. The franchise would proceed with out Paul with the launch of The Fate of the Furious and the upcoming Fast and Furious 9 however Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, stays part of the Fast saga in spirit. While talking with “TMZ“, Cody Walker mentioned he believes that his brother would love how insane the franchise has gotten and he additionally praised the means Vin Diesel and the Fast and Furious team wrote off Paul’s character together with how they’ve continued to pay tribute to him. Here is what he needed to say:
“You know, I feel that Vin and the entire [Fast and Furious] household have completed a superb job in tastefully letting the character trip off into the sundown. I feel Paul would actually get a kick out of where it is gone. It’s gotten so loopy. It’s a wild, wild trip at this level. Paul was very a lot the purist, the actual automotive man. I could not speculate what he would suppose. I simply know that Vin at all times takes the very severe method to retaining Paul’s legacy in thoughts, and has at all times completed a pleasant job of paying tribute to his character. They labored collectively and had been brothers for years.”
I occur to comply with all of the Fast and Furious actors on Instagram, together with Cody Walker and Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow. I see from their posts that the Walkers have actually change into an prolonged a part of their household. The love between that group is fairly evident and, regardless of folks poking enjoyable at the Fast saga’s quite a few nods about household, you may inform that these real-life bonds are what actually fuels this franchise and retains it going. Cody went on to say that the success of the franchise would have past his brother’s wildest goals and that he steadily meets individuals who credit score his brother for their very own love of automobiles:
“They had been all so younger when this entire factor began, and I used to be even youthful. I used to be in center faculty when this entire factor began, and that is where my love of automobiles got here from. I meet folks all the time who go, ‘Your brother is the cause I love automobiles,’ to which I say, ‘Me too.'”
Cody was additionally requested about an upcoming public sale of one in every of the unique film’s automobiles, a 1994 Toyota Supra. The youthful Walker thinks that the automotive might fetch a reasonably excessive value and that is one other factor that he believes his late brother would not have the ability to consider for those who had been to inform him that in the making of the first movie:
“I feel Paul would suppose it is hilarious. When they filmed these motion pictures… I do not suppose for those who would have requested Paul in 2001, where he thought this franchise would have gone, I do not suppose he would have thought they had been on the ninth movie at this level. They had been simply having loads of enjoyable making a film.”
Fast and Furious 9 is already making a killing abroad, grossing $268.9 million thus far forward of its home launch on June 25, 2021. The subsequent installment is mentioned to be the final, though it will likely be cut up up into two movies to finish the saga. The motion might have gotten a bit ludicrous at this level, however it’s good to know that the Walker household firmly believes that they’ve continued to honor Paul in the greatest means doable as the movies have gone on.