updated 06/03/2014 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/03/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
After filling in for the late Paul Walker in the final stages of production for The Fast and the Furious 7, the actor’s younger brother is joining the franchise full-time.
Cody Walker, a 25-year-old stuntman, joined the film after Paul Walker was killed in a car crash in November. After a mourning period, filming resumed on the picture, with Cody and older brother Caleb filling in as body doubles in Walker’s unfinished scenes.
“Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too,” the Fast and Furious team wrote in a Facebook post in April.
Walker’s character will be retired from the franchise after the film, which the producers say contains some of “the strongest work of his career.”
In future installments of the car-racing series, Cody Walker will join the cast as a completely new character, the Daily Mail reports.