Fast & Furious 7 and its fate hinges on the Cody Walker decision to fill in for his late brother Paul. While the film will still be made, it remains to be seen just how Universal and James Wan will deal with the death of the 40 year-old star who played Brian O’Conner in the popular film franchise.
The horrific, and tragic, death of 40 year-old Paul Walker has stunned the world; it also threw a wrench into the works of Fast & Furious 7, perhaps this is a sign that it’s time to pull the spark plug from this long running franchise.
The latest news about the casting problems of Fast & Furious 7 has Cody Walker named as the number one choice to play Brian O’Conner; Cody the invisible brother of Paul Walker looks amazingly like his late sibling. Attempting to find out anything about the 25 year-old stuntman is difficult or more accurately nigh on impossible. Using media information that Cody has worked as a professional stuntman as a starting point should have given access to, at the very least, a short bio.
Now that the Justin Bieber rumor has been put to rest, at least temporarily, the new hype is that Cody Walker, the brother of the late Paul Walker will change from stuntman to actor in Fast & Furious 7. The initial news that 19 year-old Bieber was seriously being considered as a replacement for Walker as Brian O’Conner caused not a little outrage and consternation from fans of Paul and the franchise.
Now that Paul Walker has been laid to rest minds are drifting back to the issue of Fast & Furious 7 and the problems faced by the filmmakers; one bit of good news is that Justin Bieber is not replacing Paul Walker. Earlier in the week, rumors were filling up the internet at roughly the same speed as conspiracy theories on how Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died in their Nov. 30 accident.