Paul Walker Death: Fast & Furious 7 Delayed or Done For Following Tragedy?

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Fast & Furious 7 is facing an obvious delay in production following the tragic death of Paul Walker, but will the 2014 action movie even be completed?

Walker, along with the rest of the cast and crew, was scheduled to return to Atlanta today to resume shooting the big-budget, car-themed blockbuster.

Those plans are on hold until Monday or Tuesday at the earliest, and given the way in which Paul Walker died, the hiatus could be much longer.

Paul Walker and Vin Diesel

Director James Wan and Universal execs held a conference call this morning to discuss the state of the film, and whether any rewrites are necessary.

Moreover, the brain trust wants to make sure that if they proceed at all, they do so in a manner that would be respectful to Walker and his passing.

Walker, 40, was a favorite on the set of the Fast franchise, and his death has left crew and cast members, including Vin Diesel (pictured above), devastated.

He was reprising his role as Brian O'Conner in Fast & Furious 7, the seventh film in the racing-centric action franchise slated to hit theaters July 11.

The movie had been on an expedited filming schedule in order to make that summer release date, so any production delay would likely impact it.

Sources close to the production say that most of the coming week's scenes centered around Paul, too, so there are obvious issues with the script as is.

Additionally, marketing Fast 7 could pose a major challenge, considering that the actor died in a crash of a flashy car similar to those used in the films.

Beyond the logistical issues, there is the collateral damage caused by the loss of the popular star, whose absence could be too great to overcome.

On that note, at least several notable members of the Fast cast and crew say that they won't be returning to the set anytime soon, reports indicate.

Regardless of what Universal has in mind for a timeline or revised script, insiders say some of the main stars are "too distraught to work anyway."

At the end of the day, the emotions of the cast and crew are the biggest hurdle. As one source put it, "No one wants to even think about the movie. Period."

Regardless, given the outpouring of grief and love for Paul we've seen in the last 12 hours, it's clear that his legacy as an actor and person will never be forgotten.

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God for moove f f 7

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i like this inshord

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WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK !!!! THIS NOW THANKFULLY DEAD SHIT WOD WON'T BE MAKING ANYMORE NIGGER LOVE CRAP MOVIES !!!! BYE , DIRTBAG !!! HOPE THAT CONCRETE TASTED GOOD !! ARRRRR, SCRAPE THE RAT UP AND TOSS IN THE SEWER !!!! FAST AND GOREOUS !!!1

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@ (((@)))++JOY++!!!!+>>>

This is a horrible thing to say. Why would you have so many horrible things to say about someone you do not even know. Have respect for the two men that have died, How would you like for someone to have so little respect for your mother, father, sister, brother...any loved one you may have. If you don't care for the charities he did, the movies he acted in, or just in general didn't "give a flying fuck" why are you reading and posting.
It amazes me how rude some are now. If you have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.

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@ (((@)))++JOY++!!!!+>>>

why are you so rude......no respect for others.....whoever you are....good luck with your life.....sad and lonely!! Please have respect for those that have passed!

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@ (((@)))++JOY++!!!!+>>>

Do you feel better now?

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@ (((@)))++JOY++!!!!+>>>

You're so fucking rude have some resoect for the dead

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I dont think they should cut his name out at all. . . They should wait until the cast is ready to shoot again then finish it. . . Let the cast decide on if they want to do another and how they would like to incorporate his name into the movie . . . Either by mysterious letters from "Brian" or however

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I agree with another poster....Write his character out and make #7 the last and final one.

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I think when the cast is able they should continue on and finish filming #7, keep Paul's character (I think it would be a shame to get rid of scenes he's in) and somehow tactfully write his character out of the remainder of the movie... but I think #7 should be the close on that series now :(

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just by irresponsible driving/acting.

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Paul Walker Biography

Paul Walker Photo Paul Walker is a very good looking actor. He's probably best known for his role in The Fast and the Furious franchise, though Walker also... More »
Born
Died
Birthplace
Glendale, California
Full Name
Paul William Walker IV