Wan also talked to the New York Times about finishing the film without Paul Walker:
For all of us it was very emotional to first come to terms with what happened. And then secondly, the reality hit us as to how we were going to finish the film without one of my lead actors. We took time off to re-evaluate the whole film, whether we could finish the movie at all because he was so integral and there were lots of moments that we hadn’t yet shot with him. But it was finally completed with a lot of soul searching. I have a big bag of cinematic tricks and boy did I exhaust every single one of them to make this work.
“Furious 7” is now in theaters.