The Future of the Fast and Furious Franchise
With the tragic and untimely death of Paul Walker, it seems the fate of the Fast and Furious franchise is currently suspended in limbo. Walker was one of the lead characters in the 6 movie series, and he was one of the anchors that tied down original grittiness and realism to an ever growing movie series.
Walker and the rest of the cast were currently filming the 7th movie and have since halted production until some kind of decision can be made. It will be hard going forward. The director has a couple of options: if Walker had filmed all of his scenes, the director can move forward and make the rest of the movie; if not then they can write Paul Walker’s character off; or someone can step in and play the character and they can refilm the scenes with the new actor.
We can only wait and see what will happen next.