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Producers Reveal What
Will Happen to Paul
Walker's 'Fast &
Furious' Character

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Although Paul Walker died in a car crash in real life, his most famous onscreen character will not suffer the same fate.

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Universal, who produces the Fast & Furious movies, has announced that in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7, Paul's character Brian O'Conner will retire from the FBI, rather than being killed off. His character, who had appeared in every movie, fell in love with Mia, played by Jordana Brewster, and had a son with her.

When Paul died in December at the age of 40, he had already completed a few scenes for Fast & Furious 7. It's not clear whether those scenes will remain in the film, but producers have asked Paul's brother Cody to stand in for him in several scenes.

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The script rewrite, combined with a break from filming to give the cast and crew time to cope with Paul's death, means that the movie's premiere will be delayed. Paul's costar Vin Diesel recently announced on Facebook that the movie's new release date would be April 10, 2015.

"He'd want you to know first," Vin wrote.

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