Could there be a happy ending in store for Brian O'Connor? The character played by the late Paul Walker in the Fast & Furious movies will be tossing his car keys aside and retiring in the upcoming seventh installment of the hit action series, with a little help from Walker's younger brother, Cody.
Photos taken this week on the Malibu set of Fast & Furious 7 reveal Cody Walker standing in for his brother as he walks the beach with Jordana Brewster — who plays O’Conner's wife, Mia Toretto — and their on-screen son, Jack.
Earlier this year, Universal announced that the creative team behind Fast & Furious 7 had decided to "retire" Paul Walker's character rather than kill him off. The film, which had been put on hold following Walker's death in late November in a car accident, then became a true family affair as the actor's brothers Caleb, 36, and Cody, 25, were recruited to help complete it.
Brian O'Conner's retirement from a life of high-speed anti-heroism should come as no surprise to fans. His transition into a quieter existence was foreshadowed in the first scene of 2013's Furious 6 as he and Dominic (Vin Diesel) raced to reach Mia in time to be present for the birth of her and Brian's son.
Fast & Furious 7 will hit theaters on April 10, 2015.