“I couldn’t image this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian.”
Vin Diesel has revealed that the Fast & Furious series will share an emotional final farewell to Paul Walker’s character Brian by the end.
As fans will remember, Walker passed away after a car accident back in 2013 in the middle of filming for Fast & Furious 7.
However, the show didn’t kill off his character. Instead, computer-generation imagery was used to complete the movie, with Walker’s face was superimposed onto the bodies of his brothers Cody and Caleb for a number of scenes to give Brian an emotional send-off at the end.
It seems as the saga draws to an end of its 22-year reign of action-packed movies, it will pay tribute to the late actor.
Vin Diesel told Total Film: “That moment in 2013 when the world was struggling with his loss, the studio made a very bold and righteous and daring decision to keep Brian O’Conner alive.
“I will give you this without spoiling anything: I couldn’t image this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.”
Fast X, the second-to-last instalment, is said to set the stakes sky-high, with the movie confirmed to end on a cliffhanger. Director Louis Leterrier has also hinted that no one is safe anymore.
“That’s the beauty of arriving near the end of this franchise: I don’t have to go, ‘Oh, well, these characters will live forever’,” Leterrier told Total Film.
“No. They might not, because it’s the end. Only in Westerns do cowboys gallop out into the sunset. This is definitely different. It allowed me some freedom to raise the stakes even more than they’ve been raised before.”
Fast X will be released in cinemas on May 19.