Fast 8 movie star Vin Diesel finally speaks up on speculations that Paul Walker will return in the 8th installment. Fans of the popular action-packed movie are hoping that Brian O’ Connor will come back. This is after the movie proved to their fans that they can use technology to resurrect the character.
Looking back, Paul Walker died in a car accident before they can finish shooting Fast 7. The movie continues the shoot with Walker’s lookalike brother Cody taking on O’ Connor’s role. The movie then used CGI technology to edit Cody’s face to completely resemble that of Paul’s.
Vin Diesel revealed that he almost did not finish shooting Fast 7. He thinks that it is weird for a technology to take the place of his best friend.
“The debate is pixels versus people,” a sentimental Vin Diesel answered during his interview with news.com.au. “I already gave power to pixels versus people, just by completing Fast 7, right? We shot a third of it without the person, with only the pixels. And once you do that, where does it end?” he says.
“How bad is it going to get? Would a corporation rather have me dead? At what point would I be more valuable dead? This is scary s**t!. At the time, I fought it and fought it and fought it, and there was a [Universal Studios] executive who said to me, ‘Someday in the future, in the Fast universe, the audience is going to want to see Brian O’Connor come back.’ He said that, based on the evidence, it could be done because we finished Fast 7. And that made me feel weird.”
And his answer as to why finally agreed to finish the 7th Fast and the Furious: “If I had walked off Furious 7, or decided not to come back, you would have never known it was pixels versus people. It would have just been written, ‘Vin thinks he’s too good for Furious 7 and doesn’t want to finish it,’ and no one would have really known.”
Vin Diesel on Fast 8 movie Oscar recognition
In another interview, Vin Diesel is confident that Fast 8 movie will make it to next year’s Oscar Awards. Cinema Blend reported the actor’s interview with ET and the actor’s enthusiasm on the subject. The Fast 8 director Gary Gray also directed Straight Outta Compton that got the snub during the last Oscars. Vin thinks that Gray deserves the recognition.
“As bizarre as that might be, he is definitely going to [be recognized]. As crazy as that might sound, he should have really been acknowledged for Straight Outta Compton. I think he went into making this movie with a little bit of a chip [on his shoulder], going ‘Oh, really? Now I’m going to take the biggest saga in the world, and I’m about to throw Oscars at you.’ Wait until you see what he does!”
Below is a teaser of the upcoming Fast and the Furious 8 starring Vin Diesel, The Rock, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese, Ludacris, Kurt Russell, Helen Mirren and their latest nemesis Charlize Theron.