Fast & Furious 7: New Picture From Set as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Discusses Paul Walker Death

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 9, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A new picture has emerged from the set of “Fast & Furious 7” as new information has come out about how Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Conner will exit the series.

Tyrese Gibson, a close friend of Walker’s, posted the photo.

In it, he’s joined by co-stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

“Shout to my bros The Rock and Vin,” Gibson said.

Meanwhile, it recently came out that Paul’s brothers Cody and Caleb will help finish the remaining scenes with O’Conner in them.

The brothers each bear a resemblance to Paul, who died suddenly last November in a car crash.

The death forced a major script re-write and a months-long delay in filming.

Production restarted in April.

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Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in a scene from the upcoming “Fast & Furious 7.” (Facebook/Vin Diesel)

Johnson told Yahoo that the biggest pain he felt was for Walker’s family, including his daughter Meadow Walker.

He also emphasized that it’s important that O’Conner–one of the core characters in the franchise–have a fitting finale.

“It’s very important for everybody involved, of course,” Johnson said.

“It’s not easy, and it’s a challenge when you have something like this — a beloved person. Paul, as you guys know, he was truly one of the good guys — a great dude, who didn’t take himself seriously, loved what he did, understood the business of the business. You got the real deal, genuine guy when you got him. So it’s important for everybody to creatively honor him in the best way that we possibly can.”

Johnson added about the loss:

“[You deal with it] as best you can. We’ve all dealt with that kind of loss before, where it jolts us and it jolts our hearts. I think it also has a way of informing us. Loss like that also has a way of making us love better, love stronger, appreciate our loved ones and our family that much more, when we wake up and when we go to bed. How families deal with loss, everyone has their own process.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.