Fans took to Twitter to share their feelings about a report that Paul’s look-alike younger brother Cody is in talks with Universal to step in to film Paul’s final scenes. While some are saying it would be a ‘brilliant’ move, others are insisting that it just doesn’t feel right.
After Paul Walker tragically died in a fiery car crash on Nov. 30, production on Fast & Furious 7 came to a screeching halt. But the last thing the movie’s producers want to do is cut Paul out of the film — so they are reportedly working on a plan to have Paul’s younger brother Cody, 25, fill for the late actor in his final scenes. Fans on Twitter seem to be totally divided over the report — here’s what they have to say.
Paul Walker’s Brother In ‘Fast’ Sequel — Fans React To Cody Finishing Role
There are still several remaining scenes in Fast & Furious 7 that would have featured Paul, so it seems like a logical solution to bring in his brother, Cody, who has worked as a movie stuntman in the past. But not everyone agrees.
#paulwalker brother being asked to film scenes for f&f – utmost respect and honour it will be brilliant xx
— caoimhe byrne-hansen (@Caoimhe88Byrne) December 13, 2013
— Sophie (@sophaybean) December 14, 2013
Terrific idea for remaining Paul scenes in Fast & Furious 7: http://t.co/nvwUQp7yqk
— Zoë Zamora (@zoetheexplorer) December 13, 2013
— Stephanie Elizabeth (@TheStephieD) December 13, 2013
I can’t believe the F&F producers want Paul Walker’s brother to finish his part in the film! He doesn’t even look like him! #nothappy
— Kelle Salle (@Kelle_FLL) December 13, 2013
so Paul Walker’s brother was asked to shoot the rest of the movie ? I mean cool, they do look alike
— ∞ (@NatalieSivan) December 14, 2013
The producer’s of Fast & Furious might have Paul Walker’s brother stand in for him to finish filming. NO THAT’S NOT OKAY.
— Kayla. (@kkayla_519) December 13, 2013
Paul walker’s brother asked to step in to film his brothers scenes for Fast & Furious 7 ? Oh my gosh, that wouldn’t be the same. 😩😩
— Diomaris (@DiomarisG_) December 13, 2013
Just read that FF7 might have Justin Bieber to play as Paul Walker’s brother or Brian O’Connor himself. Omg. Nuuuu
— Di Wong (@diwong) December 13, 2013
Cody Walker In Talks To Replace Brother Paul
Disgruntled fans will probably be relieved to know that even if Cody fills in for his brother, we may never even know he’s there. Paul has already shot several scenes, so Cody would just be used as a filler, and then Paul would be added in via CGI technology.
‘They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance,” a source told the UK’s Daily Mail. “If it’s a shot they need Paul’s face in close up, they can CGI it later on.”
The source added that Cody would only work on the film if it helped honor his late brother’s memory.
”If Cody agrees it’s because he wants to honor his brother’s memory,” the source continued. “There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should Cody step in to help with Paul’s scenes? Let us know.
— Tierney McAfee