Fans of Paul Walker and the “Fast & Furious” franchise, were dealt a terrible blow when the actor tragically passed away in the middle of filming the latest film in the franchise, “Furious 7”, which was released earlier this year in April. As a tribute to his last film in the franchise, many fans of the actor and of the franchise watched the movie, thus making the film a critical hit. However, this wasn’t the last goodbye yet, as it seems like Walker’s true send-off, the true goodbye to the actor who immortalized Brian O’Connor in many people’s hearts, is in the clip that was shown in the film’s extended Blu-Ray version, which will be coming out on September 15, 2015, which also features new director James Wan and newcomer Nathalie Emmanuel. Read on to learn more about how the “Fast & Furious” franchise said goodbye to one of their own.
Just months after the release of one of the franchise’s most critically acclaimed installments, “Furious 7”, an extended Blu-Ray version of the film, with exclusive clips with exclusive interviews, will be released this coming Sept. 15, 2015.
One of the extra and exclusive clips, however, which features Wan and “Game of Thrones” star Emmanuel, the newcomer to the “Fast & Furious” franchise, shows the cast and crew dealt with the devastating loss that they suffered when they lost one of their own cast member. It was shown in a way, serves as a tribute, and a final farewell to the character who started it all, alongside Vin Diesel’s Dominic “Dom” Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez’s Leticia “Letty” Ortiz, and Jordana Brewster’s Mia Toretto.
In the trailer for the Blu-Ray release, Rodriguez stated how that they had to bid farewell to “someone very special.” Diesel once again reiterated that every member of the cast and crew were like family, and hopes that the feeling of “family” will be conveyed to the audiences who watch Walker’s final movie.
In the exclusive clip, according to Entertainment Weekly, writer and producer Chris Morgan mentioned how difficult it was for them to lose Walker in the middle of filming the movie. However, he decided to push through with it after they all realized that Walker would have wanted them to have finished it until the very end.
Because of the strong sense of family between the cast and crew members, Cinema Blend noticed that they didn’t just use the late actor’s death as a catalyst for the upcoming movies, but made an effort to give his character, Brian O’Connor, the happiness that he deserves. It meant using Paul’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, when shooting scenes with Brian, and using some CGI effects to finish off the entire look.
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“Furious 7’s” Blu-Ray edition will be released on Sept. 15, 2015.
Check out the “Fast & Furious 7’s” Extended Edition Blu-Ray Trailer below.
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