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‘Fast and Furious 8’ Paul Walker Brother Cody Cast in New Role?

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Jun 13, 2015 04:28 PM EDT

In addition to returning to stand in for his brother, Paul, if needed in the new Fast and Furious 8 movie, word has it that Cody Walker's face will also be making an appearance in the new movie. According to the latest gossip news updates, both Universal and Vin Diesel have been thinking about adding a new role just for Cody, now that they've sent his brother's character, Brian O'Conner into semi-retirement on the show. Franchise staple, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently explained that the entire cast and crew are looking forward to returning for the new, New York centric action flick, but a lot of other decisions have to be made before they are anywhere near ready to begin filming.

 Although Cody Walker seemed more than happy to help cement his brother Paul's legacy in Hollywood by helping Universal finish the now record breaking Fast and Furious 7 following his tragic death in a fiery car crash late 2013, it's now being rumored that Cody may be getting his very own part in the New York City set Fast 8.

According to EnStarz, it seems highly likely that if Walker did return it would be far cheaper and easier to give him a role of his own in the long run than to continue on the way they were forced to on the last film:

"There is talk of Walker's younger brother Cody being given the part of a new character in the film.

"Cody has expressed his interest in being associated with the franchise and would be up for a role if offered on in Fast and Furious 8."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently explained that he too is very excited to return to the franchise, as is the rest of the cast and crew, but understands that Universal is still a long ways off from setting anything down in stone just yet (via Youth Health Mag):

"Of course. It can't go on without [my character] Hobbs...We all are interested in it.

"I just had a big conversation with the studio. So we'll see.

"I still think for me personally we've created a little bit of space for him in 7 and the gauge is set for what the audience will want.

"That's my take on it, you know, but a lot of other people have to have input."

After making more than any other movie in the history of cinema save for Avatar and Titanic with Furious 7, Universal can definitely afford to wire all the actors they need going in Fast 8, so perhaps they will just hire everyone.

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