Viewers trying to spot the scenes in which stand-ins and CGI played Walker's part for him will find it hard. Instead, they should stop trying, and go along for the ride.
"What an incredible and emotional experience. Paul would be proud," the director noted after an emotional, applause-packed screening Sunday night.
A new behind-the-scenes clips from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and an interview with the director James Gunn
Never shy about his affection for the late Paul Walker — whom he fondly calls “Pablo” — Vin Diesel took to Facebook Tuesday to remember his Fast & Furious co-star, who died late last year. Along with his note, Diesel shared a new still photo from the film of him and Walker standing in a garage and looking solemn — a shot seemingly connected to a previously disclosed funeral scene from the film, which opens next year. The second photo that Diesel shared on Tuesday shows him as Torretto, wrapping his fists in tape.
Click image to enlarge. If summer 2014 has an official breakout tree, then it has to be Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot. The New York Times called Groot Vin Diesel’s “finest role since The Iron Giant.” Groot is one of a dozen miracles in the film, gushed Grantland writer Wesley Morris, who added, “wood has never sounded more elastic.” And it’s not just the critics: Groot’s internet fame is only growing with tons of animated GIFs and adorable fan art.
Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers WILL Team Up, Say Cast (Exclusive) Could the Guardians of the Galaxy team up with The Avengers? It’s the question we guarantee everyone will be asking once they’ve seen Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ when it blasts into cinemas this week. Well, it sounds like Marvel has already started planning a crossover film. “I think there’s going to be huge fans of the Guardians and there are huge fans of the Avengers and I think the discussion has already been had [at Marvel].
By Jordan Zakarin “There was a time when we didn’t know how we could go on, or even if we should,” the film’s Facebook page explains Eight months after the death of star Paul Walker put the breaks on production, Fast & Furious 7 has finally finished the reshoots required to adjust the blockbuster after the tragedy. Walker’s cast mates reacted to his death on social media — Vin Diesel’s tribute was especially moving — and mourners flocked to the site where Walker’s car crashed and eventually killed him. Also read: Vin Diesel Shares His Emotional Moment With Paul Walker’s Family The long-running franchise eventually resumed production after re-writes and the decision to use Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, in certain shots to complete the actor’s story line. Today we completed the last shot in the production of FAST & FURIOUS 7.
This story first appeared in the June 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. By Merle Ginsberg & Gary Baum It’s slow going on Universal’s Fast & Furious 7, and sources say it’s not just because of the technical demands of re-creating late star Paul Walker. According to sources, star Vin Diesel has been so difficult that some on set have fantasized about using the facial-replacement technology being deployed to put Walker in the film as a sub for Diesel as well.
It was a rare moment of speechlessness for Vin Diesel. Accepting his MTV Movie Award in the Best On-Screen Duo category, the actor was seen in a video posted to Facebook just today choking up and overcome with emotion as he spoke about his co-recipient, the late Paul Walker. The two actors and friends won for their big screen pairing in last year’s summer action hit “Fast & Furious 6.” But it wasn’t until a day after the show that the acceptance speech hit the web. "But I know he’s here in spirit." The tears began to run however as Diesel finshed his thought: “Thank you for honoring me, and more importantly thank you for honoring that angel, my brother Paul Walker.” [Related: The Rock Opens Up About Paul Walker’s Death: My Heart Hurts for His Daughter] The taped tribute by Diesel, posted to his Facebook page on Monday, was actually supposed to air during Sunday night’s show, Yahoo Movies has learned. Diesel couldn’t be at Sunday’s show because he was on location outside of the country, filming “Fast & Furious 7.” "Back in 2002 it was you, the MTV audience, that first acknowledged this brotherhood between Paul Walker and myself — by honoring us with the best team on film,” Diesel said in his speech.
"Fast & Furious 7" has found a way to go on shooting without Paul Walker. Cody Walker, in his mid-twenties and the youngest of the three Walker brothers, is a trained paramedic and now works with is late brother’s Reach Out Worldwide charity. Caleb Walker is in his late thirties.