Paul Walker may be replaced by his lookalike 15 years younger brother Cody Walker in "Fast and Furious 7." Paul Walker's tragic death left his fans wondering that who will replace him as Brian O' Connor in the franchise's sequel. Since the news of his death arrived, there is a frenzy of speculations regarding the subject. The latest reports report that Cody Walker is being considered to finish the unfinished scenes of the upcoming sequel "Fast and Furious 7." Also singer star Justin Bieber is rumored to be replacing the star. (Click HERE to read about fan's reaction on the rumors suggesting Justin Bieber to replace Paul Walker in Fast 7.)
Paul Walker's Lookalike Brother in Talks with Filmmakers to Complete "Fast and Furious 7"
It is reported that actor Paul Walker who died on Nov. 30, 2013 was in the midst of filming "Fast and Furious 7." But several crucial scenes were yet to be filmed when the star met an accident and lost his life. It is now been reported that Universal Pictures is in talks with Cody Walker.
Production of the film "Fast and Furious 7" was shut down after the death of Paul Walker as the crew of the movie was dedicating their time to support family and friends. It is also revealed that filmmakers soon realized that there is a need for them to lookout for Paul Walker lookalike to finish the unfinished yet crucial scenes of "Fast and Furious 7."
"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," revealed a source close to the production team of "Fast and Furious."
"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," added the source.
Cody Walker is 25 and has worked in movies as a stuntman in past. He lives in Oregon but has reportedly been staying with his mother Cheryl in Los Angeles during grieving time.
Cody Walker to Replace Brother Paul Walker in "Fast and Furious 7"- Fans Reaction Spread on Twitter
As reported earlier, several crucial scenes are unfinished and filmmakers are searching for a replacement of Paul Walker. Earlier on, rumors about Justin Bieber replacing Paul Walker in "Fast and Furious 7" were making the rounds. This was based on a report that claimed that Ludacris wants his friend Justin Bieber to become a part of the super hit franchise. These rumors involving singer star were not yet confirmed just when the news suggesting Cody Walker to be the replacement of Paul Walker in the upcoming sequel arrived. Fans of "Fast and Furious" franchise and Paul Walker took to twitter to express their opinion about the solution devised by Universal Pictures for the unfinished scenes of "Fast and Furious 7" Some of the tweets by fans and twitter users read:
A twitter user tweeted: "Paul Walker. I hope Paul's brother Cody takes his brothers place he is better for the part.... NO One Else fits ... Good Luck"
Another tweet by a fan read: "Pual Walker's younger brother, Cody Walker, the best of the best choices to continue what was left from him. That's destiny and legacy!!!"
Another twitter user tweeted: "Cody Walker, Paul Walker's brother, will play in the new FF7 movie. Good choice. pic.twitter.com/DZNZY79K3o"
Yet another tweet by a fan read: Cody Walker. Paul Walker brother will be taking the roll of his brother. Not for the fame but for his brother. #Respect
But not all fans seemed to be happy with the solution devised by Universal Pictures of replacing Paul Walker by his lookalike brother Cody Walker in "Fast and Furious 7." A fan's tweet on twitter read: "I can't believe Paul Walker is going to be replaced by Cody Walker to finish FF7. It's going to look weird."
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