Paul Walker's character Brian O'Connor will supposedly retire, rather than be killed off in the Fast and Furious 7 movie, which comes out April 10, 2015. After the passing of Walker, production was at a stand-still and didn't know what they would do in regards to Walker's role. The Daily Mail is now giving The Hollywood Reporter's account of how things will play out with the film.
According to The Daily Mail:
The plan is to "retire" the character in a way that the studio hopes will satisfy fans of the franchise and make use of the existing footage of Walker.
Apparently, director James Wan, writer Chris Morgan, and Universal's lead executive Jeffrey Kirschenbaum devised a plan to alter the existing script so that Brian O'Connor would remain a part of the story. However, they would tweak the script so that Walker's character would be able to be written out, allowing the franchise to continue on without him.
The question is, will the FF clan continue to produce movies after this one? And, if they do, will Fast and Furious fans be as eager to watch future films without beloved Paul Walker?
On the other hand, if Brian O'Connor simply retires, it will mean that Paul Walker will continue to live on ... That's a much nicer message to fans.