The main sentiment following Paul Walker’s tragic death this weekend has been sadness. But after the sadness, it’s been hard not to wonder what will happen to the Fast and Furious franchise.
Walker stared in five of the Fast and Furious movies, and was currently working on the seventh installment, “Fast and Furious 7.” It goes without saying that his death threw a wrench in the movie’s production plans.
While Universal Studios initially planned to put filming on hiatus, they have now elected to halt the production indefinitely. Until the team decides how best to proceed without Walker, Fast and Furious 7 will be on hold. The crew met after Walker’s death to best plan how to move forward, but with many key scenes of Walker’s yet to be filmed, it’s proving to be quite a challenge. A critical opening scene was supposed to be filmed in Abu Dhabi next week, among other parts of the movie. Furthermore, Walker’s fellow cast members are apparently too sad about the actor’s death to continue working anytime soon.
Obviously Fast and Furious 7 won’t be released in July, as originally scheduled.
In other news relating to Walker, an autopsy revealed that the actor died from impact and fire. It also confirmed that Roger Rodas – and not Walker – was driving the Porsche Carerra GT at the time. The toxicology testing will take six to eight weeks, and then more will be known about the tragedy.
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