Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Paul Walker Still Headlining 'Fast and Furious 7,' Now Opening in 2015
Paul Walker is tragically gone, but he's not about to be forgotten. Nearly a month after he lost his life in a fiery car crash, the star is still front and center in the minds of his "Fast & Furious" family.
Vin Diesel took to Facebook to share a never-before-seen picture from his final scene with his fallen friend from the set of "Fast & Furious 7," and also announced the sequel's new release date:
"Fast and Furious 7 will be released… April 10th 2015!" he declared before adding, "P.s. He'd want you to know first…"
Universal released an official statement that confirmed both Diesel's announcement, as well as the fact that the late Walker will still have a prominent role and share top billing.
"Continuing with the global exploits in the franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead the returning cast of 'Fast & Furious 7,'" the studio announced.
Fans of Diesel, Walker and the "Fast and Furious" series reacted positively and emotionally to Vin's post, which has already drawn over 1 million likes and 22,000 comments.
There is definitely something eerie about the shot. The actors wear solemn expressions and appear to be captivated by a reddish light — that could be a blaze — off-screen. Still, there is a certain camaraderie that shines through.
"The last scene we filmed together," Diesel explained. "There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared… in the film we were now completing… the magic captured… and, in just how far we've come."