After Paul Walker’s untimely death in a car accident in November 2013, his brothers, twins Caleb and Cody, stepped in to complete his role as Brian O'Conner in “Furious 7.” Now one of the Walker twins is in no hurry to rush back home from the "Fast & Furious" set.
Cody Walker, 26, has reportedly been talking to Paul’s manager, Matt Luber, and meeting with other talent agents around Hollywood. Sources say the newcomer, who has no previous acting experience, is looking outside the “Furious” franchise for further opportunities. No word yet if either Cody or Caleb has been invited back for future sequels, although “Furious 8” hints have made the rounds on late night talk shows.
Paul Walker's death caused a lengthy delay in production, with talks of potentially shelving the sequel “Furious 7.” But after lengthy rewrites and crafty CGI resources on set, filmmaker James Wan continued filming for Universal Studios. Peter Jackson’s WETA CGI program disguised Walker’s brothers to look like him so Cody and Caleb could complete O’Conner’s last ride in the series. “Furious 7” is on track to be one of the largest debuts in the franchise yet.
Paul Walker was one of the “Fast & Furious” cast from the beginning, alongside Michelle Rodriguez and close friend Vin Diesel. He had a prominent role in each of the sequels save the third one, “Tokyo Drift,” which was set in Japan. Preview audiences have kept Walker’s storyline in “Furious 7” largely off the Internet.
Perhaps it's time “Fast & Furious” got a spinoff, with Cody Walker keeping O’Conner alive in earlier adventures.
What movies would you like to see Cody Walker star in? Sound off in the comments below! “Furious 7” opens in theaters Friday.