Fast X Director Says Paul Walker ‘Very Much Alive’ And Appears in New Film

The director of the latest Fast and Furious movie, Fast X, has shared that the late Paul Walker is still “very much alive” in the franchise.

Walker was best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the racing movies, but tragically he passed away back in 2013 at the age of just forty years old after being involved in a car accident in California.

His death came halfway through filming for the seventh movie of the franchise, Furious 7. Despite the tragedy delaying filming, the flick was eventually completed with Walker’s siblings Caleb and Cody filling in for their late brother.

The movie ended up being Walker’s final on-screen performance – until now.

Louis Leterrier, director for the latest Fast and Furious movie, per LADBible, told Total Film that Walker’s character is “very much alive” in the latest flick.

“Well, Brian is very much alive in the world of Fast and Furious and they’ve teased him a lot in the previous movies,” he said.

“In 9, we see the car coming. It’s something that is planned. This movie jumps back and forth between the past and the present.”

However, Leterrier revealed that Walker will only be seen in the past, with his family having agreed with this decision.

“You will see Brian in the past, you won’t see Brian in the present,” he shared. “It’s something that everybody has to be on board with.”

He continued: “The Walker family is still very much a part of this franchise, you’ll see how in this movie. It just has to be the right moment, the right tone.”

The trailer for the franchise’s tenth movie dropped just a few days ago, and fans are already excited for it to hit the big screen on May 19 later this year.

It is set to star big names such as Brie Larson, Jason Momoa, Charlize Theron and, of course, Fast and Furious legend Vin Diesel.

Digital Spy reports that the flick is set to mark the beginning of the end for the franchise, with the series set to finish with a 2-part finale.

However, the synopsis for Fast X looks to be the perfect set up for this.

“Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path,” it begins.

“Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who’s fuelled by blood revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever.

“In 2011’s Fast Five, Dom and his crew took out nefarious Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes and decapitated his empire on a bridge in Rio De Janeiro. What they didn’t know was that Reyes’ son, Dante, witnessed it all and has spent the last twelve years masterminding a plan to make Dom pay the ultimate price.

“Dante’s plot will scatter Dom’s family from Los Angeles to the catacombs of Rome, from Brazil to London and from Portugal to Antarctica. New allies will be forged and old enemies will resurface.

“But everything changes when Dom discovers that his own 8-year-old son is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.”

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