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Paul Walker's scenes will be part of 'Fast and Furious 7'

By Jeff Labrecque, EW.com
updated 4:57 PM EST, Mon December 23, 2013
Paul Walker, a star of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, died Saturday, November 30, 2013, in a car crash. He was 40. Here's a look at his career through the years: Paul Walker, a star of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, died Saturday, November 30, 2013, in a car crash. He was 40. Here's a look at his career through the years:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Fans can expect to see the late Paul Walker in "Fast & Furious 7"
  • Studio has confirmed that the actor will still be a part of the picture
  • The actor died in a car accident before he finished filming the project
  • The tragedy put in doubt whether the film could be completed at all

(EW.com) -- When "Fast and Furious 7" opens in theaters in 2015, audiences can expect to see Paul Walker.

The actor died in a car accident on November 30 before he finished filming the next installment of the popular action franchise. The tragedy not only was a devastating shock to the production, a creative team that prides itself on its sense of family, but it put in doubt whether the new film could be completed at all.

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Universal quickly shut down production — which was approximately halfway done — and postponed its summer 2014 release date while it reconsidered its options.

Would Walker's character be removed from the film and the script rewritten? Could his scenes be saved by filming additional footage with a double or CG effects? That remains unclear, but over the weekend, Vin Diesel took to his Facebook page to inform fans that "Fast and Furious 7" will now open April 10, 2015.

Universal followed with an official statement that confirmed that Walker still would be part of the picture.

Paul Walker death shatters 'Fast and Furious' car fantasy

"Continuing the global exploits in the franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead the returning cast of Fast and Furious 7, which will be released by Universal Pictures on April 10, 2015. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series, and Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel return as producers."

See the original story at EW.com.

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