Paul Walker has been mourned by fans and friends alike since his tragic death in a car accident last year, and while he’s in the thoughts of many this month, news has broken that there may be as many as three more films to come in the Fast & Furious franchise.
According to Universal Pictures chairperson Donna Langley, the films have continued to bring in huge box office numbers, which equals more movies.
“We think there’s at least three more movies. I think it’s still a growing franchise. We’ll see what happens with Furious 7, obviously, but our box office has grown over the past three or four films and internationally, in particular. So we think that there’s more to mine there. But we’re of course very mindful about fatigue,” Langley said.
Of course, fans of the series are curious as to what new films without Walker will bring, but Langley says that although he was a key character, there are always new stories to shift focus to.
“Paul is, and always will be, an integral part of the story. But there are many other great characters, and it’s also an opportunity to introduce new characters,” she said.
Walker’s father, Paul Walker III, says that even though nearly a year has gone by since his son’s death, his grief hasn’t subsided.
“They say the first year is the worst, but I miss him more now. It’s not getting any better for me,” he said.
Walker’s younger brother Cody took over as Brand Manager for his charity organization Reach Out Worldwide earlier this year and released a statement thanking the public for their continued support of his family.
“My family and I truly appreciate the support we have received during this difficult time,” Cody wrote on Instagram. “One of the many things I admired about my brother was his genuine desire to help others in need. As many of you know, in 2010 @paulwalker founded @reachoutww, a disaster relief organization. It is with great honor that I have decided to join the ROWW team as Brand Manager. I look forward to working with like-minded individuals and partners to ensure ROWW continues to aid those in need in the years to come. As Paul would say, ‘When you put good will out there, it’s amazing what can be accomplished.’ We can all make a difference in this world and I am honored to join the ROWW team in fulfilling my brother’s legacy and ensure that the good my brother did lives on.”