Yesterday when actor and father Paul Walker was killed in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, the question that eventually came to our minds was what would happen with the movie Walker was working on — Fast and Furious 7. While a fictional movie is hardly a priority at this point, it’s still something that we will have to deal with and Universal has proven that the movie isn’t important at this time.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fast 7 will be immediately delayed as cast and crew members deal with the loss of their friend and co-star.
But while the movie is being delayed effectively right away, the film won’t be scrapped and likely neither will the franchise. As we covered last night and this morning, the movie is so far outside the minds of those close to Walker that to say it’s on the back burner is a drastic understatement.
However, the show will eventually go on, albeit with a different tone than it was on Saturday before Walker got into his friend’s Porsche and soon after was taken from us far too soon.
How the franchise will deal with his death is a total mystery, but again as we pointed out this morning, thinking about a fictional movie at this point is not at all what anyone should be doing. Universal is onboard with the line of thinking and it delaying Fast 7 until further notice.