The Fast & Furious franchise is undoubtedly one of the most popular action franchises to have ever been released in movie theatres. Many fans would agree that it is essentially Vin Diesel’s series at this point, but Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner character was more important in the grand scheme of things according to many.
Walker’s character appeared in six of the first seven movies before he tragically lost his life in a car accident over seven years ago. Due to his sudden demise, the ending to Fast 7 was drastically changed and delayed production as well.
While the ending to the movie gave an emotional sendoff to Walker’s character, Fast & Furious fans have been wondering about the status of the character as part of the film’s universe. As revealed by the director of Fast & Furious 9, Paul Walker didn’t die in the universe.
Ahead of the release of Fast & Furious 9, Vin Diesel took to Instagram and uploaded a throwback photo of himself with Paul Walker and wrote a very emotional message. In the photo, Diesel and Walker Vin smiled brightly for the camera and both wore sunglasses and casual black shirts.
Weeks away from the F9 release… in preproduction for the finale that starts only months from now… @meadowwalker sends me this image and tells me how happy the photo makes her feel. Naturally, one gets filled with emotion, purpose and ultimately gratitude. Eternal brotherhood is a blessing beyond words. Hope to make you proud… All love, Always.
Fast & Furious 9, is set to release on June 25 in the USA and fans are undoubtedly looking forward to seeing what will happen in the film. Perhaps fans might get to see Paul Walker’s character somehow.