Paul Walker considered quitting the Fast & Furious movie franchise following the exit of director Justin Lin.

The 40-year-old star admitted that he felt "scared" about the future of the action flicks when Justin announced his departure, but he was soon reassured after speaking with his replacement James Wan.

Speaking to Collider, Paul said: '' I was so scared, going in without Justin. I ran into J.J. Abrams at South by Southwest, and he was like, 'Hey, what's up man?' I said, 'They want us to go do another Fast & Furious, but my man, Justin, isn't coming back. I don't know if I want to do it.' He said, '****, don't do it then.' I really was like, 'I don't know.'

''I was still deciding, and Peter Safran, a producer on Hours, did The Conjuring with James. So, when James was anointed as the new guy, Peter called me up and said, 'Dude, you're gonna love him. That guy's amazing!' Coming from Peter, that meant something. I really respect him.

''And then, it turned into a conversation with James over the phone, and I was like, 'This guy is so sweet. He's so nice.' My intuition is on point with people. I can read people.''

Walker further hinted at future plans for the Fast and Furious franchise, saying: ''The studio supposedly wants 8, 9 and 10. I'll be 50. Even if seven were to [tank], there's at least an eight. That's a guarantee.''