The technology in the cinema advances by leaps and bounds without surprising as much as before. Circumstance that leads the viewer not to be surprised by the special effects after having seen films such as Avatar , Star Wars or Interstellar . But one of the technological applications of special effects that have advanced the most is facial substitution , which has served, for example, to rejuvenate the faces of Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman or even to bring them back to life. Peter Cushing as Admiral Tarkin in Rogue One . This raises many possibilities at the narrative level in a saga as it is the case that unfortunately an actor cannot appear. But is it okay to bring back the face of a deceased just for the satisfaction of seeing it on the big screen? Justin Lin, as the saga is coming to an end, has considered bringing Paul Walker back for Fast and Furious 10 .
Paul Walker unfortunately passed away eight years ago, leaving an indelible hole in the hearts of fans of the saga and its cast , especially in the heart of its protagonist Vin Diesel . In Fast and Furious 7 he had a very emotional farewell, but now with the conclusion of the saga so close, the director of 5 installments (including this last one) Justin Lin confesses to having considered bringing back Paul Walker and his character Brian O’Conner . In an interview for the CinePop medium, the director could not ignore the importance that both the actor and his role have in the franchise: “Obviously, Paul and also Brian are such an important part, he is the heart and soul of how we can keep going, and that’s something that I take very seriously and think about every day ”.
“As we get closer to our final chapter, it’s a conversation that I’m having and I try to be the most respectful in the way that we approach it , and I can tell you that every day I feel like I’m constantly coming back and moving forward, and it’s a constant speech ”said Lin while ensuring that he wanted to respect the decision that was made to leave the character alive and separate him from the main story. “It’s something I have to feel good about and have confidence in whatever it is that we hope we end up doing,” he concluded. It does not seem that it is in the initial plans, but with the approval of the family and created from the respect it is possible to generate a tribute sequence at the same time that the long journey that the Fast and Furious franchise has been is finished.