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Could Paul Walker’s Brian be back for Fast & Furious 9?

August 28th, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, you’ll all know by now, constant reader, that I have a massive soft spot for the Fast & Furious movies and I love a good bit of news about the franchise.

And tonight I have some interesting stuff.

Star Vin Diesel posted the image below on is Instagram (below) with the words: “There is something special that happens every time Cody comes to visit production…. Always making Pablo proud! All love, always. #Fast92020 #Fatherhood #FastFamily”

Fans will know that Cody is the brother of the late Paul Walker, star of the Fast franchise before his tragic death. They will also (possibly) know that Cody is Paul’s brother and was one of the reasons they were able to finish making Fast 7 despite Paul;s death during filming (here).

So, it’s not entirely strange that Cody would visit the set of the latest movie, given his history with Diesel and the franchise except… I’ve been hearing that Paul;s character, Brian, might be set to appear again in the upcoming ninth instalment.

After all, we know that Jordana Brewster is returning as Mia, Brian’s wife, and his son will feature too, so having Brian back again seems… likely? Possible? Both?

Cody, during the filming of the last movie, had this to say about bringing Paul’s likeness back:  “I had a phone call with Vin [Diesel] for about an hour and we really discussed this a while back. He wanted [our] blessing”.

Blessing for what? “[if it] would be acceptable to maybe bring Paul’s character back… to really kind of let his fans know he’s still out there. Universal wants to make sure to be respectful of Paul and his image too, and his family.”

I’m laying my cards on the table here… I think Brian will be back albeit briefly in the new movie.

What say you all? Good idea? Bad? Disrespectful? Fitting tribute? I wanna hear your thoughts, folks.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….