Fast & Furious 9: Brian O'Conner still alive?  The director responds - Cinema News

Fast & Furious 9: Brian O’Conner still alive? The director responds – Cinema News

Maximilien Pierrette

Maximilien Pierrette

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While several characters will make their return in “Fast & Furious 9”, director Justin Lin gave some information on the fate of Brian O’Conner, played by the late Paul Walker.

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On November 30, 2013, Paul Walker tragically died in a car accident while filming for Fast & Furious 7 was on hiatus. The team of the film directed by James Wan then had to make some adjustments to ensure its presence until the end (thanks to digital effects and his brothers to play the liners) and to offer his character of Brian O ‘ Know a way out.

Biggest success of the saga to date, with $ 1.515 billion in revenue worldwide, Fast & Furious 7 ended with a moving montage in tribute to Paul Walker, while the roads of Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner were separated.

Expected on July 14 on our screens, Fast & Furious 9 will bring back several of the characters from the saga. So Han (Sung Kang), who was thought to be dead. Or Mia (Jordana Brewster), wife of Brian who was absent from the previous opus. Which should not fail to raise questions about the hero played by Paul Walker, to which Justin Lin partially answered Entertainment Weekly.

“Yes, it is a recurring subject and something that I wanted to be very respectful of”, explained, last April, the director, back in command of the saga after having passed the hand on episodes 7 and 8. “The fact that Brian O’Conner is still alive in this universe deserves to be recognized. We consider Fast & Furious 9 to be the first movie of the last chapter, so I think about it at some point, as well as how we can show his presence while still being respectful. It’s still ongoing. “

“I have a feeling that we did it in a way that I feel good about in the 9th but, as we will try to bring the saga to a close, this is something that I do not won’t stop thinking. “ Appointment from July 14 in French theaters to see how Brian’s presence is represented.

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