Here’s What Will Happen To Paul Walker’s Character in ‘Fast and Furious 7′

New scenes will be added to allow the franchise to continue

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U.S. actor Paul Walker smiles during the premiere of the movie Fast and Furious 4 in Taipei April 15, 2009

Universal has decided that Paul Walker’s character will retire rather than get killed off in Fast and Furious 7, according to a report.

Citing unnamed sources, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that new scenes will be added to address Walker’s retirement and allow the franchise to continue without him.

Walker died in a tragic car accident in December. Since filming on the latest Fast and Furious sequel had not yet been completed, fans and producers speculated how Walker’s absence would be addressed in a way that would satisfy mourning fans and cast members. The movie’s release was pushed from July 2014 to April 2015.

Universal declined to comment.

[THR]