Before Paul Walker died, this was the Fast and Furious 7 climax
Jyoti Sharma Bawa, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Updated: Apr 09, 2015 10:36 IST
Furious 7 team paid an emotional tribute to their late friend and co-star Paul Walker in a touching music video titled See You Again.
The video that left everyone in tears at the theatre was from Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth and included many memorable scenes from Walker's career with the Fast and the Furious franchise.
As the video got a stupendous response, the film's director James Wan talked to the website Collider about the original ending of the film before Paul Walker tragically died.
Wan said, "...that was halfway through the film, we took time off to re-assess what we have and to kind of go through it and, you know, see what we needed moving forward. And that time off was what we really, really truly needed to know how to push forward with the ending."
While not discussing the ending specifically, Wan said, "When I first heard the news, I was shell-shocked like everyone, and it took me days to come to terms with it. And then after that, heartbreaks started sinking in and we realised that Paul [Walker] wasn’t going to be around with us anymore moving forward. And it was a really hard one. And finishing the movie was the last thing on my mind at that point. It was more the idea of you know, picking up the pieces, going back on set, you know rallying the team, the cast, and the crew, and as the director having to put on the brave face and sort of like champion and push everyone along, the idea of that was very daunting for me. But it became very apparent to all of us that we needed to finish this movie to honour Paul’s legacy and to basically honour his memories, and moving forward that became our number one goal. Like nothing else mattered, it was about making this movie for Paul."
He revealed that the original ending of the film was supposed to lead audience into Furious 8. "The original ending of Furious 7 was setting up the bigger world of where the Fast and Furious franchise could go into. And that’s obviously very smart of them to think so. But when the tragedy happened, all of that became irrelevant. So it did not matter anymore, all of that stuff."