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James Wan: Fast and Furious 7 WILL still happen…

December 10th, 2013 by Marc Comments

With the tragic death of Paul Walker, Universal studios was forced – understandably – to delay production of Fast and Furious 7, which Walker was still filming at the time of his death.

It was feared by many that this would be the end of the Fast and Furious franchise, as Walker was such a big part of the series and as a mark of respect to the actor. However, The Conjuring director James Wan – director of the seventh movie – has been talking to TMZ about the current state of the production and the emotional state of the cast and crew – the F&F movies have become well known for their overall feeling of family among those involved – and it seems that thing are progressing.

Wan said the cast and crew are “very sad and sombre, [but they are] dealing with it.”

When asked if Fast 7 would still happen he said, without flinching, “Yes”.

The movie was originally set for release next July, but this seems unlikely now.

So what say you? We here at FTN were shocked by Walker’s death and, having had a F&F marathon at the weekend, I personally never realised before that the movies – with the exception of Tokyo Drift – were really the story of Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor. That said, if the movies can continue without him, I feel they should – they have become strong enough to continue, with characters and story arcs that continue to keep the fans hooked. I also think that, as cliche as it sounds,  Walker would want these movies to continue…

Or am I wrong?

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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….