'Fast and Furious 8' cast rumors: Who will replace Paul Walker?

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With the success of Furious 7, many fans may already know by now that the franchise will move on despite the untimely loss of Paul Walker. Walker was partly seen in the film while the other parts which Paul was unable to appear in were filled up by his brothers Caleb and Cody Walker with the help of some graphical enhancements.

With Walker seemingly out of the picture, who will fill in the void?

There have been rumors suggesting names who could take the place of Walker though it may most likely seem awry at first.

First off is of course Kurt Russell, Mr. Nobody who we last saw injured but eventually brought to safety. Russell's character was of course a mix of humor and James-bond like and he has been confirmed to be back in Fast and Furious 8. Still, Russell is no Paul Walker and if Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is indeed out of the mix, he will most likely be better off filling that slack.

Cody Walker is another name being mentioned in the mix. While he did technically appear in some parts of Furious 7, casting him for real may need some getting used to. Although there are films which have successfully gone through the transition of using different actors on the same characters, this remains to be seen in the case of Cody Walker.

Another wild idea has supposedly deceased members of Vin Diesel's crew Gal Gadot and Sung Kang resurfacing. Though it should be interesting to see how this would pan out since both died abruptly in the storylines, there is always that possibility of miraculously surviving. Remember Letty Ortiz(Michelle Rodriguez)? That could be possible.

There is that choice of retiring the character all the same though it may include the shelving of Mia Torett (Jordana Brewster). Obviously hooked up with Brian O' Connor (Paul Walker), her character may be the odd one out of the mix. If ever, it could be minimal but things simply aren't the same with Paul around.

Whatever happens, expect more rumors to crop up.

Fast and Furious 8 is set to be released on April 14, 2017, still pretty far off.