Fast and Furious makers to retire Paul Walker’s character

 The makers of the franchise are doing this so that the franchise continues without him

Producers of the Fast and Furious franchise have reportedly decided to retire the character of Paul Walker, who died in a horrific car crash in November 2013, from the film. Insiders told The Hollywood Reporter that the 40-year-old actor’s character, Brian O’Conner, will not be killed off in the film, but the plan is to retire the character in a way that the studio hopes will satisfy fans of the franchise and make use of the existing footage of Walker.

Sources added that movie bosses devised a plan to tweak the existing script so that Walker would remain a part of the story but could be written out, allowing the franchise to continue without him.