The Real-Life Tragic Story behind Fast and Furious Films

YupLife Staff
The Real-Life Tragic Story behind Fast and Furious Films

Fast and Furious 9 have released its first full trailer in January revealing a lot of exciting surprises. The trailer has revealed the bombshell cars jumping and flying and more excitingly, the magnetized jet planes. Apart from that, the trailer included the revelation that Dom had a brother who is a terrorist and played by John Cena. The most exciting surprise is the return of Han Lue. Here is the shocking real-life story behind Fast and Furious films.

The story behind Fast and Furious Films

Most of us just enjoy the movies in the theater but very few of us know the struggle behind the making of the film especially, this kind of film. This series has also witnessed some horrible accidents and shocking deaths.

The story behind Fast and Furious Films

A critically injured stuntman

Vin Diesel’s stunt double Joe Watts was wounded in a horrific fall while the shooting of F9 in the UK in July 2019. Watts fell 30 feet from an aerial stage at a Warner Bros.’ studio and underwent a critical head injury. Watts was put into an induced coma.

F9 stuntman Joe Watts fell off

Luckily, a little over two weeks later, he was shifted from the intensive care unit to the support of his family and the team behind Fast 9 and the doctors are positive for his recovery.

The death of Paul Walker

If there was ever a time that the Fast & Furious films were going to shake themselves apart, it came when series co-lead and a real-life buddy of Diesel, Paul Walker died in a car accident in November 2013. Walker performed the idol of the opening film, an undercover cop turned street racer named Brian O’Conner.

Paul walker car crash - story behind Fast and Furious Films

Walker died while traveling in a car with his friend Roger Rodas. The two were leaving a charity event in Santa Clarita in Rodas’ Porsche Carerra GT when Rodas lost control of the car and banged into a concrete light pole. The car exploded into flames as a consequence of the collision and both men were killed.

An emotional sendoff

Furious 7 has clearly poured a ton of the cast and crew’s pain into its last scene. After happily pulling off yet another car-based prank, Walker’s role Brian makes good on a commitment to retire that he made to his in-universe wife Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster). The remaining actors see Brian and Mia playing with their kid on a beach and all come to the conclusion that they are ready to let him leave the squad.

Fast and Furious 7 last scene

The emotional scene that doubles as a moment of mourning for the actual cast appear to end when Diesel’s Dom drives off without saying goodbye. Though, Brian catches up with Dom and asks him for a rematch of the drag race that ended the series’ first movie. As they race, Dom eventually gets up the courage to say goodbye. At that point, Brian strips off down to a different path while Dom moves on and the Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth tribute song “See You Again” plays.

Charlie Puth wrote the song in 10 minutes

“See You Again” has had enduring success and is irrevocably fastened to the stories of the Fast & Furious franchise, as well as Paul Walker and singer Charlie Puth.

Charlie Puth See You Again - The story behind Fast and Furious Films

As Puth shared in an interview, he met with DJ Frank E in a gathering to probably create the song for Furious 7. “We were just getting to know each other and he had these chords up. I was like, ‘What if we just played this on the piano?’ And they were the chords to ‘See You Again,'” he said, adding that he improvised the first and final line of the chorus.

Puth said that it took them about 10 minutes to create the chorus from there.


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