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Status of Fast & Furious 7 and Should They Make a Fast 8?

 

Paul Walker

With the unfortunate death of Paul Walker(as well as friend Roger Rodas) on November 30, it leaves various questions on where they will take the character of Brian O’Conner and how they will send him off. There have been talks of rewriting the script which seems highly unlikely as Universal has put in $150 million into the film and most of it is already done, or there are options of “retiring” Paul Walker’s character. Some are saying to have him die off-screen and I cant imagine them doing some type of car crash as it maybe a bit sensitive as how he died in real life. But then again the Fast franchise has been about its crazy car stunts and killer sequences and even his family doesn’t want him written out the Fast 7. Universal had shut down production shortly after the horrific accident occurred in respect of the friend and family of Paul Walker and just recently has been having meetings to figure out what to do to keep the movie going as well as the Fast franchise.

 


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The most recent of ideas has been to cast his lookalike brother Cody Walker who actually does stunt work in the movie industry to step in and do either far away shots where needed or CGI for close up shots. While they definitely dont look like twins it would be nice to pay homage to his brother and finish up the movie on his behalf. And even though it may look weird I think the audience will understand and accept it rather then see the whole project scrapped and delayed another year. I mean at this point everyone knows about what happened with Paul Walker and the circumstances surrounding the film.

Fast & Furious 7

So after Fast 7 is finally completed and hits theaters it begs the question,should they continue with the Fast franchise with talks of 8 and 9 being planned out? I personally don’t think they should stop the franchise because of what happened with Paul and he would love to see it live on especially with him having signed on to those future projects. But I guess it ultimately all depends on factors such as how well Fast 7 does in theaters(which I see may break box office records) and how the audience reacts with the turnout of the film and they would want to see it any additional sequels gong forward.

Any thoughts of what you think should be done with the character and also about making Fast 8 or 9?

Is Ben Affleck being the next Batman really a bad idea?

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Unless you been living under a rock or a fake Batman fan, you would of heard yesterday Warner Bros announced that Ben Affleck would be donning the cape and cowl to become billionaire playboy aka Batman. It actually may come as of a surprise as there were so many rumors thrown in the hat that would play Batman from Ryan Gosling, Ethan Hawke (dear God no!), Josh Brolin and even extending the hand back to Christian Bale who has played him three times already in the sleeper hit Batman Returns, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. All which reinvigorated the Batman franchise brought it back in the public eye that it is today.  There were even rumors as of recent that he would take a $30-50 million paycheck for the next Batman flick.

Now no one seen or even had on their radar that Ben Affleck would be Batman but was it really a bad decision? Warner Bros hasn’t done bad with casting for the prior Batman flicks even though at the time we thought it would be. Remember Heath Ledger? When Heath Ledger was originally announced the comic  book universe went crazy and the hate went through the blogs and media at the time. People were like “How can the star of Brokeback Mountain be the villainous Joker?” Whether it was his untimely death or what but he seemed to down the naysayers and can be dubbed one of the best Jokers of all time.

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Also this isn’t failed Ben Affleck of the mid 2000s. Where he did such horrible films as Gigli, Paycheck and others.  Ben has gone on to star and even direct great films of recent memory such as bank robbing heist “The Town” and Academy Award winning “Argo“.  When I first heard of it I thought the same, but we know it will be 10x better then his role in Marvel’s DareDevil I can fathom.  Warner Bros was looking for a more mature Batman that would fit good alongside Henry Cavill aka Superman for their mash-up that will take place on July 17, 2015.

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Hopefully Warner Bros picks a good setting for the film and also we maybe see some new faces as far as villians they can take on together. Also I think if he cuts down that horrible Batman voice Bale would do in the prior flicks we may already have a winner.Do you still think its a bad idea or Ben Affleck can take the Batman character to another level maybe heights Christian Bale couldn’t do?