Since Paul Walker’s tragic death in November 2013, Fast & Furious 7 producers have promised us that not only will the film still happen, but they’d find a way to include Paul, too. And now that the movie has resumed filming, we finally know how they’ll make Paul appear: By using his brothers, Cody and Caleb, as his stand ins.
It was reported soon after Paul’s death that Cody, a former stuntman, might help recreate Paul’s image, and now it seems that’s exactly what the crew decided to do.
“We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family,” says a message posted on the Fast & Furious Facebook page. “Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.”
According to NDTV, Cody is currently a 25-year-old paramedic, while Caleb is in his late thirties.
“We are just under a year away from the release of Fast & Furious 7, and this film is the most important we’ve ever done together,” the message continues. “It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.”
We’ll have to wait for the movie’s April 10, 2015 release date to find out how the crew uses Paul’s brothers (and a little movie magic) to bring his character to life. No matter what creative choices they decide to use, including Caleb and Cody is the perfect way to honor Paul’s memory.
Source: Facebook, NDTV