Paul Walker's Brother Cody Walker May Fill in for Final ‘Fast & Furious 7’ Scenes

The actor's 25-year-old brother has not yet agreed to join the production. Universal has not revealed when production will start back up.
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Paul Walker's Brother Cody Walker May Fill in for Final ‘Fast & Furious 7’ Scenes

Earlier this week, we reported that Universal Pictures may restart production on Fast & Furious 7 as early as January, if the latest script rewrite by Chris Morgan is approved by the studio. At the time of Paul Walker's tragic death, the actor still had more scenes to film, and the studio is currently mulling over whether or not to start the movie entirely from scratch, or continuing production with scenes they had already shot with Paul Walker. Today, we have word that the studio has asked the late actor's younger brother, 25-year-old Cody Walker, to fill in for him when shooting gets back under way.

Here's what an unidentified insider had to say

"Producers had a string of meetings right after Paul's death. They soon realized they needed someone who looked like Paul to finish the movie and that's when they approached his nearly identical brother, Cody. They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance and if it's a shot they need Paul's face in close up they can CGI it later on. If Cody agrees it's because he wants to honor his brother's memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving."

Cody Walker, who had previously worked as a movie stuntman in the past, resides in Oregon, although he has been in Los Angeles since his brother's death to help comfort his mother Cheryl.

When asked to comment on these developments, a Universal Pictures spokesperson released the following statement.

"Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers."

The studio is also working with the actor's family, taking their guidance on what would be a fitting send-off for his character, Brian O'Connor. Our report from earlier this week revealed that Universal has already spent $150 million on the sequel, and if they decide to scrap the footage that has already been shot, the studio's insurance company, Fireman's Fund, may have to foot the bill, making it one of the largest insurance claims in Hollywood history.

Furious 7 was released April 3rd, 2015.

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  • themoviefanatic • 1 year ago

    @undeadslayer4 Probably not because i don't think he would want to be the next one to be killed in a car accident, like his brother who that was killed not too long ago riding or driving a fast car and then crashing into another car or crashing into something else.

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    • undeadslayer4 • 1 year ago

      @themoviefanatic maybe maybe not

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      • undeadslayer4 • 1 year ago

        @bane5000 i wonder how their gonna pull this off

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        • undeadslayer4 • 1 year ago

          @skywise this is good now they dont have to make a excuse like they did with GI Joe

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          • skywise • 1 year ago

            I think that if it is for the benefit of the story than Paul Walker would probably be very happy with this news.

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            • oxxford699 • 1 year ago

              That is great. That's what i call brotherly love!!

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              • bane5000 • 1 year ago

                The studio should find out who this guy is in the video

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQZkwSVKCuw

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                • bane5000 • 1 year ago

                  i think CGI'ing his face onto his brother is a bit bothersome to me

                  As the Studio said about working with his family to give Paul's character a proper send off in the franchise is great of them IMO, but to CGI his face on another person, his brother or not, is just weird to me for some reason

                  Anyone get what im trying to say?

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                  • instead8909 • 1 year ago

                    I didn't know he had a brother.

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                    • therealGoku • 1 year ago

                      @Ray-Butler lol that's the reason they won't scrap it. For that exact reason. They want money and to capitalize of people coming because walker passed. Not because they respect him and this franchise

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                      • 2movieguys • 1 year ago

                        wow....wicked

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                        • Ray-Butler • 1 year ago

                          It would be too hard or to inappropriate to write his character out. I don't think they should abandon it though, it will definitely be a money maker at the box office however they choose to finish it.

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                          • moviemaniac66 • 1 year ago

                            @therealGoku : Sure, maybe it has insurance (although insurance companies can choose to not cover actors who die outside of the film shoot) but do you honestly think that Walker would have wanted this film to be scrapped? It was his last movie and he has put so much blood and sweat into not only this upcoming movie, but also this franchise (he was producer). To just scrap his hard work would be disrespectful and a waste to his hard work, talents, and stunt work.

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                            • bane5000 • 1 year ago

                              @cvntstop ...Ok, what would u purpose?

                              Im sure Lucas black's character is gonna become a regular in the films now anyhow, I doubt theyd just bring him back to avenge Han and then hes out, u could consider he may stick around now

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                              • bellandedward1 • 1 year ago

                                As long as Paul memory is honored and respects to the franchise all will be good RIP Paul you shall be missed dearly

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                                • bane5000 • 1 year ago

                                  @thedude1 ...yeah thats would be a downside to the studio to have to re shoot alot of the film when most of it has been shot already...but if the studio really is in understanding and want to show his family they really do want to be respectable to Paul, they shouldnt have a problem with doing such a thing, unless the cost of it all is more important to them than his memory.

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                                  • therealGoku • 1 year ago

                                    @moviemaniac66 dude wtf are u talking about?? They have insurance on films like this! In case a cast member dies! Yes they will lose money but it's pennies compared to the total amount they've already made off the franchise. They lost the main star to the franchise. Why is it a bad idea to let it go? I would have liked to see the movie. But it's not done. When u start talking bringing in people that look like walker just so they can make more money it becomes disrespectful in my opinion. If they said "we lost walker, we had a great run, let's put it to rest" I'd respect it. They just want to cash out on his death. I don't expect u to feel the same. That's my opinion

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                                    • moviemaniac66 • 1 year ago

                                      As long as its respectful than they should do whatever. What sh*tty circ*mstances.

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                                      • moviemaniac66 • 1 year ago

                                        @therealGoku You honestly think scrapping it is a good idea? Paul put a lot of energy into making these movies. If anything, he would want people to see the film. Plus, you are overlooking the fact that this is a business. You can't just throw away a multi million dollar project because a cast member passed. If an employee from any other business passed away, would you expect the business to just shut down? It doesn't make sense.

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                                        • thedude1 • 1 year ago

                                          @bane5000 The idea is not bad, however they would still have to rework most of the script thus having to reshoot a lot of the movie.

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