"The trio then devised a plan to tweak the existing script so that Walker would remain a part of the story but could be written out, allowing the franchise to continue without him," says THR. "The changes will require some additional scenes to be written and shot, but the eight-month delay of release provides plenty of time."
It's not clear what “retirement” will look like for the former federal agent. Fans may have to wait until the new release date (April 10, 2015) to find out.
Walker died approximately halfway through the shoot.