F9 director Justin Lin confirms Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner is still alive in the Fast & Furious franchise when the movie is set.
F9 Director Justin Lin confirms that Brian O’Conner is still alive in the world of cinema. the Fast Furious The franchise is very much Vin Diesel’s hit series, but Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner was arguably even more important. He appeared in six of the first seven films before the tragic death of Paul Walker. The actor’s sudden departure has changed Furious 7the end and delayed production after losing one of its main characters. The fate of the furious was the first sequel made after Walker’s death and built on Furious 7end where Brian retired from Dominic Toretto’s crew.
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Even if Furious 7 managed to give Brian a surprisingly big and moving ending, Fast Furious fans have remained curious about what he’s doing in the universe. It was easy to understand his lack of The fate of the furious, but many began to wonder where was F9. The film features the return of his wife Mia and the most recent trailer included footage of his Furious 7 end. While some have started to speculate that F9 could respectfully reveal that Brian died offscreen and remove the character for good, it turns out he’s not.
Following the release of F9New action-packed trailer director Justin Lin spoke EW on the pictures, the film and his future plans for the franchise. The interview included a discussion of what Brian O’Conner was doing and the difficulty of referencing the character without Walker. Lin confirms that Brian is still very much alive in the Fast Furious deductible when F9 takes place. He also teases how he keeps thinking about what’s possible with the character as the series comes to an end with Fast and Furious 10 and Fast and Furious 11.
Yes this is a constant problem and I always want to be very respectful. The fact that Brian O’Conner is still alive in this universe needs to be acknowledged. We’re treating F9 like the first movie from the last chapter, and at one point that’s something I’m thinking about and how we can really show its presence but in a respectful way. So it’s still ongoing. I feel like in 9 we did it in a way that I like, but, as we try to wrap up the saga, it’s something I’ll always continue to think about.
Lin confirming that Brian is still alive for F9 should give fans some relief that another send to the character isn’t around the corner. There have long been rumors that Fast and Furious 9 will also feature Brian O’Conner in one form or another. This could be done using CGI and body doubles, so it is Furious 7 filmed all of the final scenes that required Brian after Walker’s death. The idea of bringing Brian back without Walker playing him might not appeal to fans, but Walker’s brothers have said they would like to see Brian return.
As long as F9 worries, there might be a simple explanation for Brian not being with Mia, Dominic Toretto and the rest of his team. Mia is involved in the current mission as it involves her and Dom’s secret brother, Jakob. However, Mia and Brian started a family, so Brian could stay home with the child instead of going with his wife. There are other possible explanations, but F9 could follow The fate of the furiousexample and only hint at what Brian is doing instead of being with the team. Fortunately, F9 will not force viewers to say goodbye to Brian O’Conner for the second time.
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- F9 / Fast & Furious 9 (2021)Release date: June 25, 2021
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