This put up incorporates spoilers for Quick X.
Ceaselessly a part of the household. Paul Walker died in 2013, however Vin Diesel and the remainder of the Quick and the Livid crew have continued to pay tribute to him in The Quick Saga.
The late Varsity Blues actor died in a automobile accident at age 40 whereas manufacturing on Livid 7 was nonetheless underway. Moderately than have his character, Brian O’Conner, die within the movie as nicely, Diesel, 55, and the movie’s different producers determined to have Brian merely retire from avenue racing.
“We stopped filming Livid 7 for about 5 months as a result of we had been wrapping our heads round what we had been going to do, whereas mourning,” the XXX star informed E! Information in June 2021. “And the studio accepted a daring resolution, which was to permit the character to exist in our mythology.”
On the finish of the 2015 movie, Brian gave up his lifetime of high-speed crime-fighting to spend time together with his pregnant spouse, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and their son, Jack. In 2021’s F9, Mia defined Brian’s absence by telling the crew that he was at dwelling babysitting their youngsters. On the finish of the film, the group left an empty seat for him on the dinner desk, and a automobile — seemingly pushed by Brian — was proven pulling as much as the home on the final minute.
Brian’s life at dwelling continues to be operating easily in Quick X, which hit theaters on Friday, Might 19. Whereas there isn’t a new footage of the character, the film incorporates flashbacks from 2011’s Quick 5 that characteristic Brian.
“You will notice Brian up to now, you received’t see Brian within the current,” director Louis Leterrier informed Complete Movie forward of the movie’s launch. “It’s one thing that everyone needs to be on board with. The Walker household continues to be very a lot part of this franchise, you’ll see how on this film. It simply needs to be the fitting second, the fitting tone.”
The late star’s brothers, Cody Walker and Caleb Walker, stuffed in for him in some Livid 7 scenes, however they didn’t return for Quick X. There’s nonetheless a household connection, nevertheless — Paul’s daughter, Meadow Walker, has a cameo within the film as a flight attendant who waits on Jakob (John Cena).
The mannequin, 24, has maintained a detailed relationship with Diesel and her father’s different costars since his passing. When Meadow — whom Paul shared with ex Rebecca Soteros — married Louis Thornton-Allan in October 2021, the Guardians of the Galaxy star walked her down the aisle.
“[Meadow] counts Vin and his youngsters as household and can discuss to them on days she’s struggling, and she or he has their backs too,” an insider completely informed Us Weekly in June 2021. “Paul’s spirit and love positively shines on by way of Meadow, and she or he believes he’s wanting down and defending her from heaven.”
Diesel, for his half, has been open about his shut relationship with Meadow over time. “She’s the primary particular person on Father’s Day to want me Completely happy Father’s Day,” the California native informed Additional in June 2021. “To see her with my kids is without doubt one of the most stunning issues. There are moments once I see her taking part in with [my daughter] Pauline and it hits me so deep, ’trigger I can solely think about what my brother [Paul] sees when he sees that.”
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Quick X is in theaters now.