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Paul Walker would have been proud of Furious 7, his final film, says his brother, Cody Walker.
The 26-year-old made his comments in a recent interview with E! News. He and Paul’s other brother, Caleb Walker, 37, worked as stand-ins and body doubles for the actor in the movie. which was still in production when the actor died at age 40 in a car crash on Nov. 30, 2013.
“Of course [he’d be proud]. It’s the best one yet, there’s no doubt,” Cody told E! News’ Ali Fedotowsky, regarding the film. “It was a bit of a rollercoaster being part of that, but I got to do it with Caleb…that made it an easier process.”


Paul had formed strong friendships with many of his cast members, with whom he had worked for years. Main star Vin Diesel has referred to actor as his “brother” and even named his newborn daughter Paulina, in his honor.
“It wasn’t just any film that Paul had been working on,” Cody told E! News. “This was a Fast & Furious movie. Everyone that was involved had been involved for years.”


Cody, who bears a strong resemblance to the blue-eyed actor, also spoke about how his family has been coping with their tragic loss over the past year and a half.
“Things have gotten better,” Cody told E! News. “Time certainly helps but we’re still recovering.”

Paul walker is NOT dead +Proof…[VIDEO]

On November 30, 2013, Fast & Furious star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died when the Porsche Carrera GT they were driving crashed into a tree. However, whether from a refusal to deal with their grief, a cry for publicity, or just being plain wrong, there is an entire Facebook group dedicated to the notion that Paul Walker’s death was faked.

FIND THE VIDEO HERE…

Fast And Furious 9 ‘Justin Bieber Will Be The New Paul Walker?

According to MoviePilot, Bieber might be the new replacement for Walker’s character Brian O’ Connor. But, nothing has been announced officially yet. It is also rumored that Bieber will either be the new companion of Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto or will serve as partner to Lucas Black’s character Sean Boswell.

Bieber and Black reportedly will be the new partners like Walker and Diesel in the “Fast and Furious” franchise.
Additionally, actress Cara Delevingne of “Paper Towns” will also be joining “Fast and Furious 9.” It is speculated that Bieber and Delevingne might team up as friends of Toretto.
It is still debated if Walker’s character Brian O’ Connor will be brought back to life with CGI technique. However, NBC Universal’s Chairman Ron Meyer revealed to MSN in the past that Walker will be serving as a memory only. It is possible that a memoir can be used to bring back the beloved character of Eva Mendes, Monica Fuentes.

Meanwhile, Michelle Rodriguez will be seen reprising her role as Letty Toretto in “Fast and Furious 8,” and Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will be joining. It is not officially announced yet, but “Mad Max: Fury Road” actress Charlize Theron is signed up as the new main villain for the upcoming “Fast and Furious” trilogy.
In addition to the upcoming films, Diesel had announced in the past that spin-offs and prequel movies can be expected from the franchise. Johnson has already showed interest in doing a spin-off movie for his character Hobbs.

This all sounds awesome, but Justin Bieber would have big shoes to fill in replacing Paul Walker.

Jason Statham As Deckard Shaw

Out of all the characters currently running around in the Fast and Furious universe, Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw has arguably experienced the most substantial character arc in the shortest amount of time.

Making his debut in the final moments of the sixth film (in which he brutally murdered Han), the character went on to play the villain in Furious 7, and then become a reluctant teammate in Fate of the Furious.

Like Hobbs, Shaw is another character who could potentially stick to spinoffs for the foreseeable future. Statham has the box office clout to carry a film on his own (particularly if he’s alongside someone as big as The Rock), but he’s also a solid ensemble player who could fit in nicely with the main Fast crew.

We do not know which films we will see him in, but he is going to play a significant role in this franchise moving forward.

Why Fast & Furious is going from screen to stage

Your average Friday night probably doesn’t involve high-speed car chases, a submarine explosion and a fuel tanker catching on fire.

We hope not, anyway.

But that’s exactly what fans of Fast & Furious are expecting when the first ever live incarnation of the franchise premieres in London later.

The live show is an extension of the film series – but rather than being a recreation or continuation of the timeline of the films, it takes on a whole new narrative.

“We have new characters that you meet at the beginning, and they have their own new storyline,” explains creative director and executive producer Rowland French.

“So we’ve been able to dig into the world of Fast & Furious, and it’s a journey that takes you through all of these massive moments from different parts of the movie.”

The show recreates some of the most daring stunts from across the eight films, which have taken more than $5bn (£3.6bn) at the global box office since 2001.

French, a former producer at the BBC, says he got the idea for a live version of Fast & Furious while working on Top Gear Live.

“I wrote Fast & Furious Live, storyboarded it, and took it to the US, and pitched it to the licensing team, and they asked me to pitch it to their bosses, and it just kind of rolled from there,” he explains.

“Then I found myself in front of the board of Universal Pictures, so it wasn’t something they were necessarily looking for, I just believed it would be an amazing show.”

Why is Fast & Furious so popular?

Film critic Rhianna Dhillon told BBC News the success of the Fast & Furious franchise is down to its “universal appeal”.

“They’re films people of all ages can enjoy, because they have that pure, unadulterated escapism about them, children and adults alike are quite happy to watch things get blown up and smashed up,” she said.

“A lot of what drags movies like The Avengers down is the plot, and Fast & Furious isn’t trying to compete with those heavy, convoluted storylines. This is just cars smashing into each other and it’s okay to enjoy that.

“This franchise isn’t trying to be anything it’s not. Ultimately, from the bottom up, it doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

Because it’s taken four years to pull together, the production of the live show quite literally couldn’t keep up with the movies.

French remembers: “[The producers] flew me over to America and said ‘Look, we’re going to show you a really early cut of Furious 7 because we want you to put it in the show.

“Then I came back to London, wrote a scene for 7. And then just because of the way the process works, the show still hadn’t been built when the eighth film came out.”

He was soon back on a plane to the US and shown a cut of The Fate of the Furious – and a certain scene involving a submarine caught his attention.

“I said, ‘You’ve got a submarine in the final act that breaks through the ice and smashes through cars, we’ve got to do that’,” he laughs.

It sounds like just the kind of show a health and safety department might be a bit anxious about.

But, French says: “The great thing is the majority of the team are all ex-Top Gear Live. They have such a wealth of experience. And that was a hugely safe show but also had a lot of danger in it.

“So we’ve become very good over the years at making something look incredibly dangerous and giving the audience that shot of adrenaline, but it’s all safe.”

Arguably, one risk of bringing a huge brand from the screen to the stage is that fans end up disappointed that the stunts in real life don’t look as daring as they do on film.

But, French says the lack of CGI and special effects means that the real thing is actually more exhilarating.

“I spent seven years on the side of the race track in the pouring rain watching cars go past me when I was working on Top Gear,” he says.

“Seeing things happen live, especially with cars, there’s something visceral when you can actually feel and see a car.

He adds: “My pitch [to Universal] was you’ll never really connect with the fans until you show them it in real life.

“The stunts are absolutely on the edge of what’s possible within an arena show. And some of these stunts will be the first time they’ve ever been done.

“For example, the fuel tanker in Fast & Furious 4 is a CGI fuel tanker, but ours isn’t, ours is real, and our driver really drives underneath it.”

If the tour is well received by fans, it could give the brand a new lease of life once the 10th and apparently final film is released in 2021.

“As a fan, I hope the Fast & Furious films go on forever,” French says.

“But Fast & Furious live will have its own separate life span, it’s like the greatest hits album, so hopefully it will always be relevant in its own way.”

Fast & Furious Live premieres at the O2 on Friday evening before touring Europe.

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

Paul Walker is one of those names who is known by almost all of us. His Fast And The Furious Franchise has given him the fame which many actors die for. Sadly, Paul left us exactly 4 years ago after he met with a car accident. His fans and the whole entertainment fraternity still mourn over the unprecedented demise of the actor. Vin Diesel, his c0-star, and brother were one of those suffering the greatest loss. Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s song “See you again” was a tribute given to Paul after his death. And all of us shared the same emotional sentiment.

 

Here are 12 things about the late Paul Walker!

1. Monster In The Closet was the first film Paul Walker acted in. 

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

2. If you loved his cars in the Fast And The Furious franchise, you would love to know that they were picked by him.

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

3. Paul even did some of his stunts in the Fast And The Furious franchise. 

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

4. Paul’s family had people who mastered boxing. His grandpa was a known boxer and fought under the name “Irish” Billie Walker. Whereas his father, Paul William Walker III was 2 times Golden Gloves champion. 

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

5. An actor with brains, that’s what he was. He majored in marine biology. 

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

6. Paul Walker started his acting career when he was an infant. It started with him being featured in a pampers advertisement back in the 1970s.

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

7. Paul even auditioned for the role of Anakin Skywalker for the Star Wars prequels. But Hayden Christensen won the role.

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

8. Paul Walker even had a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

9. After Paul’s demise, Vin Diesel directly went to his mother’s home.

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

10. By the time he reached the age of 11, he was already a TV actor. His had Touched By An Angel, Highway To Heaven and Throb in his acting profile.

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

11. His co-star, Vin Diesel has named his daughter Pauline after him.  

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

 

12. Before Chris Evans was cast for the role of Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies, it was Paul who was considered. 

12 Things About the Late Paul Walker That You May Not Know

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

Magicians and illusionists work in incredibly intricate ways to make the spectator believe what they are seeing is really happening. Many tricks that have propelled practitioners into fame include:

Dismemberment,Body manipulation,Levitation.

These seemingly otherworldly stunts have convinced many that these practitioners possess supernatural capabilities. However, there’s a logical explanation behind every magic trick that the illusionist does their best to conceal.

1.

Many magicians resort to levitation tricks, which are often a combination of the Balducci technique, clever editing and sometimes even wires. However, Criss Angel revealed his innovative technique.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

Angel, facing away from his audience, would have a slip in his pants so that he could remove one leg and use it to prop himself up. This act of balancing in combination with his two legs appearing together create the illusion of levitation.

2.

Earning a spot on TV’s 50 Greatest Magic Tricks, Penn and Teller had one shocking illusion where Penn ran over Teller with an 18-wheel truck. Appearing painfully real, the magicians revealed how they did the trick themselves.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

While it looked like the wheels were running over Teller, there was only minimal weight being applied. The opposite side of the truck was weighted to counterbalance the vehicle and foam tires were attached instead of rubber ones.

3.

Criss Angel once created the illusion that he was walking on water, which was made even more convincing by the people swimming underneath him, his theatrics, and even dropping his shoe at one point into the water below.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

However, this trick was done by using plexiglass structures resembling tables. These structures go unseen under the water and allow movement below them to sell the notion that Angel is walking on the surface of the water.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

4. Acclaimed magician David Copperfield had spectators in awe for his famous “Death Saw” trick, which saw him being cut in half by a saw without the typical shield of a box.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

However, while Copperfield’s updated version of the trick looks more convincing, it still uses the same act of deception. The platform, though appearing thin, has just enough room for Copperfield and an assistant to crouch and hide half of their bodies.

5.

One classic trick that plays with the audience’s perception is the illusion of making an assistant float in mid-air, which is made more convincing by passing a hoop over to show that there’s nothing supporting from beneath or above.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

However, the platform has been intricately created to make this trick appear real. A motorized mechanism lifts and lowers the assistant. The machinery is hidden by the magician’s body and controlled by hidden step switches in the carpeting. The hoop is passed through an S-shaped support, which requires the practitioner to do it twice to free it.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

6.

David Blaine’s grotesque trick where he sticks a needle through his arm isn’t so much an illusion because it’s what he’s actually doing. However, how he manages for there to be no blood explains his extreme dedication to the craft.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

The performance is possible due to a medical phenomenon called fistula, which is a path of scar tissue that can be pierced without blood or damage. Blaine must have achieved this fistula by actually stabbing his arm in order to create a scar tissue path.

7.

On America’s Got Talent, Matt Franco wowed judges by having them each choose a section of a snowman and telling him when to stop flipping a pad of supposedly different designs. After they had created a seemingly unique snowman, Franco revealed a real one in a box, which was an exact replica.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

How Franco achieved this was by flipping a section of the options that were really all the same. He initially showed varying designs while introducing the trick, but those were only the last few pages, which were too far behind to be an option for the judges to choose from.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

8.

Houdini had a trick where he magically made a fishbowl appear on a table after quickly shielding it with an innocuous cloth. The cloth, however, was more of a distraction from what’s actually happening with the table.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

The fishbowl is really there the whole time, but is covered by a drawstring encasing, which the magician removes. A separate identical drawstring table cover is then released beneath the fishbowl.

9.

One trick that often boggles the minds of spectators is when a magician makes one of his assistants disappear behind a curtain. This is made more convincing by using a box propped up on four legs to show there’s no trap door.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

The box appears to have nowhere the hide, but in this case, the curtain is cleverly placed to make it look wider than it actually is. The magician buys time by doing things like spinning the box while the assistant inside rearranges themselves out of sight.

10.

Having a sword pass through an assistant is a classic illusion that makes the audience believe they are being impaled.

10 Biggest Magic Secrets and Illusions Revealed!

However, this trick is achieved by costuming and a sword that’s flexible yet sturdy much like measuring tape.

10 Vin Diesel Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

Vin Diesel is one of the biggest actors currently working in Hollywood. He may be known more for his role in the action movie franchise Fast and Furious, but he does have a good range of acting. Diesel mostly appears in franchise movies, but he has made his name as one of the greatest action stars Hollywood has ever had. Here is a list of Vin Diesel movies ranked from the worst to the best.

 

A Man Apart

 

This 2003 movie starring Vin Diesel was a drama thriller, where Vin plays the role of Sean Vetter, who was the member of the DEA group along with Demetrius Hicks. The Group patrols the California-Mexico border and wards off drug barons, and on one such day of patrol, their war against drug barons gets personal when Sean’s wife gets killed, and he seeks revenge.

Babylon A.D.

Vin Diesel Movies

This 2008 Vin Diesel starrer flick was an action thriller. For a clear passport and a huge amount, mercenary Toorop played by Vin Diesel agreed to smuggle a girl from an Asian convent to New York. She was then joined by her guardian and the trio go on a journey that’s full of lethal life ending surprises.

The Pacifier

This comedy, drama flick came out in 2005, and Vin Diesel played an undercover cop who failed to protect an important government scientist and is then assigned the task to protect the scientists’ kids whose lives are in danger. The movie may not be one of his best works, but it was still a fun one-time watch family movie.

The Last Witch Hunter

In this 2015 fictitious action spectacle, Vin Diesel plays Kaulder, an immortal witch hunter, who has to face the Witch Queen once again after hunting down her minions for centuries by himself. Klauder hunts down this witch as she was responsible for the death of his family centuries ago, and he then turns into a bald Wolverine towards the end! Vin Diesel fans would love to watch this movie at least once.

The XXX Franchise

Vin Diesel Movies

For the fans who are not familiar with this franchise, no this is not a series of Porn movies starring Vin Diesel. This is a trilogy full of fun action and Vin Diesel stared in two of the three movies that came out. Diesel plays Xander Cage, an XXX agent. He is an extremely skillful agent and is all about doing his missions in style, as there is nobody better than him at what he does.

The Iron Giant

This was one of the first projects Vin Diesel worked on as he voice starred in this movie as the Iron Giant. A little boy makes the innocent alien robot his friend, and he even ends up saving this robot from a paranoid governmental agent, however, desires to obliterate the alien. If hardcore Vin Diesel fans have not seen this movie, then don’t have the right to call themselves Vin Diesel fans.

The Fast and the Furious

This was the first of the 8 Fast movies. It came out in 2001 and marked the beginning of an entire saga that has gone on and on for more than 17 years now and has made 8 movies till now. Vin Diesel paired up with Paul Walker in this high-speed street racing spectacle. Diesel plays Dominic Toretto, the best driver you could ever find and Paul Walker plays an FBI agent, and the two get involved in a high-speed robbery along with Michelle Rodrigues’ Letty Ortiz.

The Riddick Franchise

This is a franchise starring Vin Diesel in 3 different action thriller flicks where Diesel plays Riddick who sees things differently from the rest of the world. He only sees the world in Purple and has the similar view of things throughout the day. In all three movies, Riddick finds himself on a planet which has conditions which are hard to survive, and Riddick ends up coming on top at the end of every movie.

Guardians of The Galaxy (Vol. 1 & 2)

In these two movies directed by James Gunn, Vin Diesel voice stars as the humanoid tree Groot, who is a part of a group of misfits that form a band and end up saving the galaxy more than once. Now they will be teaming up with the Avengers and fight against the common threat Thanos!

The Fast Franchise (post F3)

Vin Diesel Movies
Vin Diesel Movies

All the Fast and Furious movies post Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift are added into this as they were a sort of Reboot from the old street racing flick as now these movies turned into high-speed crime-fighting action flicks. Diesel reprises the role of Dominic Toretto and co-stars with some of the big names like Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker and many more. The movies from F4 to The Fate of The Furious are included here and these are the best projects Vin Diesel has been involved with as the stakes with each and every movie kept on increasing.

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Vin Diesel lands new superhero role for a Bloodshot movie

Playing Groot and Groot’s son in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies just isn’t satisfying Vin Diesel’s superhero sweet spot these days.

We’re not sure if Vin is simply looking for more to do than say “I am Groot” with different inflections, but the Hollywood mega-star is reuniting with Fast and the Furious producer Neal H. Moritz to adapt one of the most memorable characters from Valiant Comics.

According to Deadline, Vin will be playing Bloodshot, a super soldier-turned-living weapon who is brought back from the dead by the shady corporation known as Rising Spirit Technologies.

Bloodshot

With no memory of his former life, Bloodshot struggles to regain his humanity as he embarks on a mission of vengeance of those who caused his death.

The Bloodshot character first appeared in Valiant Comics’ Eternal Warrior title in 1992, and was previously going to be played in a shelved movie by Jared Leto.

Vin Diesel and Neal H. Moritz will be collaborating on the project with executive producers Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Dan Mintz (Iron Man 3), with Dave Wilson making his directorial debut.

Vin Diesel

Despite this new Bloodshot role, Vin Diesel will also be reprising his role as Groot Jr. in Avengers: Infinity War next month, as well as Avengers 4 and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 in the years ahead.