This latetst photo from Fast and Furious 9 might have just hinted the fact that Brian O'Connell may be rejoining his "family" in some capacity.
The production of 'The Fast and the Furious' is going on and star Vin Diesel has been keeping fans excited with various behind-the-scenes moments he shares on Instagram. In a recent post, he shared a picture of late Paul Walker's brother, Cody and it has left fans wondering if the upcoming film will see Walker's Brian O'Conner return. The photo, that has been shot from behind, Diesel can be seen standing with a man whose posture and physical bearing are remarkably like that of Walker's. At first, this wouldn't be a big issue as Walker and Diesel are very good friends and Diesel has posted older photos of himself with Walker before. What sets this one apart, though, is the caption.
The caption reads, "There is something special that happens every time Cody comes to visit production. Always making Pablo proud! All love, always. #Fast9020 #Fatherhood #FastFamily." When Paul Walker tragically passed away in 2013, he hadn't yet finished filming Furious 7. His brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker, stepped in to help finish things up. With the help of CGI, the movie was able to give Walker's character, Brian, a bit of closure. As Jordana Brewster is making a return to the franchise, in the role of Mia, Brian's wife, it is also possible that Cody could be standing in for his brother again, even if only to give a small nod to the character.
Fast and Furious 9 is filming in my neighborhood and it’s unbelievable out of all places in the world they chose this ugly place ( i love my address though) 😄👀 pic.twitter.com/2Donc53bmy— Mariam (@maryvague) 18 August 2019
The ninth movie of the franchise is being directed by Daniel Casey, who steps in for series writer Chris Morgan after he took on Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. In a different interview with Comicbook, he said, "Vin and I have talked about this one for a while because the intent is to do 8, 9, and 10 and to make it a trilogy. So how do they all connect, what are we moving toward, what’s that final endpoint? We’ve been playing around with that stuff, and the studio has announced dates on it, but in terms of the script actually being written right now, we’re not at that stage yet.”
Since this announcement, John Cena, Francis Ngannou, and Michael Rooker have been added to the film's cast and producer Hiram Garcia indicated at the premiere of Hobbs & Shaw that the franchise could go beyond 9 and 10. Garcia said, "This isn't about a separate world, this is a world that feeds into the Fast & Furious. We just did it out of order. Whereas the Avengers and Marvel universe, they started with their spinoffs and they got to Avengers, we started with our Avengers in Fast & Furious and now we're starting to spin it off. But it's to help support the Fast & Furious universe because obviously, we have plans for 9 and 10, but who doesn't want an 11, 12, and 13, so forth?"