After the tremendous success of Fast and Furious 7, most fans are aware that the franchise will move on in spite of the absence of Paul Walker. In the last film, Paul Walker was noticed in many scenes while in the other parts where he was unable to appear, his brothers Caleb and Cody Walker filled in with the help of some graphical adjustments and enhancements. Currently the primary question is if Walker is absent, who will be the one to take his place?
There are many names surfacing the internet as potential alternatives for Paul Walker. All of the names are quite suggestive but many of them might feel weird at first. Firstly, Kurt Russell was a Mr. Nobody in the first seven films of this franchise. He was injured but ultimately brought to safety. His character was a mix of James Bond like features and a mix of humor. Recent reports indicate that he has been confirmed to be casted in Fast and Furious 8.
Viewers will however notice that Russell is no Paul Walker but if Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is out of the mix, he will be the most suitable person to fill the void. Meanwhile, Cody Walker is another name that has been thrown into the mix. He technically appeared in some parts of Fast and Furious 7 but casting him for real will take a lot of practice.
Keep in mind that there are several franchises where different actors have played out the same role and this remains to be seen in the case of Cody Walker. Meanwhile, there is another wild idea that suggests the return of dead crew members Gal Gadot and Sung Kang resurfacing. Both of them died abruptly in the Fast and Furious storyline. It was earlier established that both of them were definitely dead, hence if they really return, it will be interesting to see how it all pans out. Fans will recall how Letty Ortiz made a comeback.