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Are Paul Walker's Brothers Returning For Furious 8? See What The Studio Said About The Rumors!

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The Fast and the Furious movies have been so successful that we're of course getting an eighth installment.

While Vin Diesel recently took to Instagram to share the title and poster for the speedy sequel (above), what many fans have been wondering is if Paul Walker's brothers, Cody Walker and/or Caleb Walker, might return in the sequel.

If you remember, Cody and Caleb were both stand-ins for Furious 7 so the film could digitally recreate the late actor and finish the story.

Related: Tom Cruise & Jerry Bruckheimer Tease Top Gun 2!

While several fans loved the ending of the seventh film, moviegoers have been speculating lately that Paul's brothers could return to give their late brother's character some more screen time — or even as brand new characters.

Well, Polygon reached out to Universal Pictures and got word on the brothers' involvement as a rep for the studio said:

"There's no truth behind it."

Bummer! But maybe it's for the best?

Rumors of the Walkers' involvement in the next chapter started spreading like wildfire back in November, when NBCUniversal Vice Chair Ron Meyer said:

"Paul won't be in it, but he'll be represented in some form or another but whether his image is in it, I can't tell you yet, but he won't be in the film as a performer, as an actor, the way we did it last time."

This definitely makes us curious though as to how the late actor will be represented if his brothers aren't involved. Will there just be mentions of his character, flashbacks, maybe some unused footage from the previous Furious flicks?

We'll have to wait a year to see…

If you're still excited about the Walker-less upcoming film, make sure you check it out when it lands in theaters April 14, 2017!

[Image via Instagram/Universal Pictures/FayesVisionWENN.]

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