Sources tell THR that Walker's character, Brian O'Conner, will not be killed off in the film, now set for release April 10, 2015.
Instead, 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, who died about halfway through the Fast 7 shoot.
And let me be the first to say, in no uncertain terms: FUCK. THAT. Brian O'Conner would not retire from the life. He didn't retire when he had a fucking child, instead going to fucking Europe to track down Owen Shaw. And now, with Owen Shaw's brother—WHOM I MAY FUCKING REMIND YOU IS JASON FUCKING STATHAM—after his crew, O'Conner's just gonna retire from the game? You are telling me Brian O'Conner would just fucking leave his buddy, Dominic Toretto, out in the cold? To fight Jason Fucking Statham? Are you fucking shitting me?
No. This is bullshit. Have Statham kill him. Give Paul Walker the death he deserves.