Brian O’Connor who was played by Paul Walker in Fast and Furious is said to not die in the next sequel but will reportedly be retired from the franchise.
The actor and his friend Roger Rodas died tragically in a car accident in Los Angeles late last year when the car was travelling at over 100 miles per hour.
Paul’s death stopped the production of Fast and Furious 7, even though the director, James Wan has said the film will be finished and released.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer Chris Morgan is re-writing the script to include material that was shot before Walker’s death in a new storyline.
The new script is to ensure the character doesn’t have to die but rather retire to avoid heavy-hearted emotion during the film.
The exit of the character will be developed to satisfy long-term fans to ensure they aren’t left disappointed or disheartened by what has happened.
To accommodate changes in the script, the new release date for Fast and Furious 7 will be April 10th 2015.