When Paul Walker died, fans of the “Fast & Furious” were in shock. In addition to losing one of their favorite actors, fans were highly concerned that one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood would come to a grinding halt. However, a Tuesday story by Celebuzz reveals that executives behind the film may have found a solution to replacing Walker for the seventh installment of the hit series.
Filming for “Fast & Furious 7” was already underway when Paul Walker perished in a fiery car crash. Unfortunately, the film was approaching completion, and most of Walker’s scenes had already been shot. However, in order to complete the film, executives have decided to use Paul Walker’s brother as a stand in for the remaining scenes.
This news comes on the heels of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker winning the Best On Screen Duo at the “2014 MTV Movie Awards”. While many fans saw this as a touching farewell to the late star, not everyone was happy to see Walker win. In particular, Ice Cube was not happy to see the star win.
Ice Cube, who was also nominated for the award, stormed out of the ceremony shortly after failing to take home the award. Also, after the event he gave a controversial interview where he claimed that Walker only won because of sympathy votes.
However, it appears that Ice Cube has bowed to public pressure and is backtracking on his comments. A Tuesday story by CNN reveals that the iconic rapper has finally issued an apology. On Tuesday Ice Cube took to Twitter to issue an apology to fans. However, many are not satisfied with the star’s explanation for his actions.
Re: The MTV Awards. I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker. Seriously people!” - Ice Cube
Do you think that executives made the right decision by choosing to use Paul Walker’s brother to complete filming? Did Ice Cube go far enough with his apology or should he do more?