'Fast & Furious 7' Sets a New Release Date

This picture is from the last scene Vin Diesel and Paul Walker filmed together for Fast & Furious 7. Walker lost his life in a car crash while the film was on hiatus. Universal has been figuring out how to proceed with a multimillion-dollar franchise, while also respecting the life of an actor who helped put the series on the map. 
In posting this image to his Facebook page, Diesel confirmed that Fast 7 will be released on April 10, 2015. This is a significant delay from the July 2014 date the sequel had circled. But Walker’s death changed everything. 
One thing that isn’t expected to change, however, is Walker’s place at the head of the sequel. In a story, Deadline notes that Universal execs say Diesel and Walker “lead the returning cast,” suggesting that rewrites and footage manipulation will keep Walker in the sequel. 
The Furious films are huge moneymakers in their own right. The loss of Walker, and the moves made by the studio to accommodate his contributions, creates a curiosity factor that is bound to help Fast 7 at the box office. 
So Furious fans will have to wait even longer until the sequel finally reaches theaters. But if Wan and his team make the right moves in Walker’s honor, it will be worth the delay.



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