Just as Universal Studios and the team behind ‘Fast & Furious 7’ are debating what to do following Paul Walker’s tragic death on Nov. 30, fans are taking to social media to discuss the very same thing. And on Dec. 11, a rumor that Justin Bieber would replace Paul in the currently shut down film sent shockwaves across the ‘Fast’ fandom worldwide. Is there any truth to the rumor? Read on to find out!
Paul Walker‘s tragic death on Nov. 30 put Fast & Furious 7 production at a standstill. At this point, no one is really sure where the franchise is going — fans have submitted their own ideas, but the studio itself has remained mum about their plans for Paul’s character, Brian O’Connor. But on Dec. 11, a rumor surfaced that has the Fast community spinning its wheels — the Internet is convinced that none other than Justin Bieber will take Paul’s place!
Fans Freak Out Over Justin Bieber ‘Fast And Furious’ Rumor
You can breathe a sigh of relief, Internet. HollywoodLife takes full responsibility for the video below — a video that was made months before Paul’s death — which seems to have convinced many people that Justin will replace Paul in Fast & Furious 7.
The video was made after Fast star Ludacris claimed that he would try to land his buddy Justin a role in the flick last summer, but as of now, there is absolutely no evidence that this casting “speculation” is accurate. It’s a good thing, too — due to Twitter’s intense reaction, it looks like the Biebs would not be anyone’s number one choice:
Rather eat broken glass than see Justin Bieber in fast and furious! #DontRuinAGreatFilm
— Sam Hart (@Sam_Hart1) December 8, 2013
My sorry but if @justinbieber thinks he can replace Paul walker in Fast and Furious 7 he’s got another thing coming #Madness#Idiot 😠😒
— Ellen (@Ellen_Coxx) December 11, 2013
Fast and Furious is a guys and girls movie, cast Justin Bieber into it and it turns into a movie for 13 year old girls.
— Ryan Mercer (@Merce_zr2) December 11, 2013
Thats hella messed up if theyre really gonna replace paul walker with justin bieber in fast and furious. They might as well just not make it
— Joel (@Joelhamel_) December 11, 2013
Justin bieber may be in fast and furious 7… No. no. no. no. no. no. And no. Just no.
— FaZe Linkzy (@FaZeLinkzy) December 11, 2013
Justin Bieber wants to take Paul Walkers place in the new Fast and Furious film. Why doesn’t he take his place in the car accident instead?
— Bardock Obama (@TheBardockObama) December 9, 2013
Apparently Justin Bieber wants to take Paul Walkers place in the next Fast and Furious… pic.twitter.com/NZs5gyMOAH
— Ryan Temple (@ryan_temple) December 9, 2013
Yikes! Those are some strong words, indeed. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you glad that the rumors aren’t true?
— Shaunna Murphy