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Paul Walker's family hopes his character comes back in future Fast And Furious movies

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According to a report from the Associated Press, Paul Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody are hopeful that the character Walker played in the Fast And Furious movies can come back somehow. Walker died in a car crash in 2013 while he was filming Furious 7, requiring his brothers to act as stand-ins for his performance in some key scenes that hadn’t been shot yet, and they’d like to be able to do that again. “I just hope we get to… have a little cameo and bring Paul back to save the day,” Caleb Walker says, with Cody Walker adding that “there could potentially be a way to do it” as long as its “tasteful” and with “a lot of thought.”

It’s not an absurd idea, especially with Star Wars: Episode IX bringing back Carrie Fisher’s Leia with unused footage from The Force Awakens, but Furious 7 ended with—let’s be honest here—an extremely melodramatic send-off for Paul Walker that literally has him driving off down a different path than the one his good friend Vin Diesel is on (get it?).

Walker’s character is still technically alive in the Fast universe, but the scene is so clearly a goodbye to him that it would make the scene seen even weirder if he ever came back. Plus, future generations of movie viewers would be totally baffled by the scene if they knew that Paul Walker’s character came back a few movies later. (Assuming that the history of the Fast And Furious series isn’t taught in schools.)


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