Since the terrible and untimely passing of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker shocked the movie world, we were left in mourning over the loss of the warm hearted father, brother and talented performer.
We were also faced with the closing chapter of one of the 2000's most beloved action movie characters, Brian O'Conner. What would become of the legacy Walker helped to build and would this spell the end of the high octane adventures of Diesel and family?
Fast And Furious 7 began shooting in September 2013 and was originally pinned down for a 2014 release, but due to the terrible accident that took the life of Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, the release of the movie was put back to April 10, 2015 so the feature's producers could rework the script and sadly retire Brian O'Conner.
Out of tribute to their older brother, Cody and Caleb Walker dutifully accepted Universal's offer to stand in and help film and finsh crucial scenes in his place, because it would have been what their older brother would have had wanted.
Both brothers bear an uncanny resemblance to the late star, especially Cody Walker, 26, a trained actor and stuntman, who deputized in the more action packed sequences and intimate scenes with co-star Jordana Brewster and their on-screen son.
The Walker bros. Fast 7 co-stars were generous when offering their praises and plaudits for the bravery and spirit of Cody and Caleb Walker. Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce and was a close friend of Paul's, posted these heartwarming images to his Instagram account...
'Through prayers and determination and moving forward inspired by my heart Paul Walker we got through..... The BEST CAST AND CREW IN THE WORLD.... The fans and supporters around the world... We LOVE YOU......'
And, on another rather bittersweet note, there will always be a Walker present within the Fast franchise as Cody Walker will be taking his brother's place behind the wheel, joining the cast full time as Brian O'Conner's younger brother to ensure that we'll always be in the passenger seat of the Fast franchise for many a year to come.
(Source: Mail Online)