Fast and Furious 7 will hit the cinemas on Apr. 10, 2015, according to the Facebook post of Vin Diesel. Following the tragic death of Paul Walker on November 30th, this is the first confirmed report of FF7‘s release date. On December 22, Vin Diesel, co-star of the fallen hero, commented that there was a unique sense of completion when he finished a particular scene with Paul. He added saying, “Fast and Furious 7 will be released……… April 10th 2015!”
The mourning has not ended, but work has to go on for the good. Diesel and all the other actors of FF7 have been very supportive of Walker’s family and have stood by them. The post was very emotional and it conveyed the attachment of Diesel with the FF7 and Paul.
Diesel and Walker were costars and pretty close friends; they were also a definitely a super-successful combination. After the accident that claimed Walker, there were a lot of speculations about the release date of FF7 and rumors suggested a month of July, 2014. Most of the social media portals and organizations pointed out 2014 as the probable year of release. Burying all such speculations the hero of FF7, Diesel finally made a public announcement in Facebook about the 2015 release. Right after the death of Walker the production house Universal Pictures suspended the shooting of FF7 and conveyed that all the support will be provided to the family members cast and crew.
Most of the shooting of Fast and Furious 7 was over but there were still some pivotal scenes to be shot by Paul. Since November 30, there was a dark cloud over the FF7 franchise about its final release date. Now that this decision has been made, all the energy of the whole FF7 team will be concentrated on the shooting. There are a lot of expectations from FF7, especially because of the death of Paul Walker. Walker’s fans are expecting a lot from the movie and they want to see a blockbuster out of it. The new movie will still feature an all-star line-up, including some new names. Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucas Black, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Michael Jai White, Tyrese Gibson, and Nathalie Kelley are some of other prominent actors of the film. After a lot of speculations and FF7 fever the news of FF7’s release will be a respite to everybody, especially the Universal Pictures.
Paul died of fatal burns after the Porshe GT collided with a telegraph pole in which he was sitting as a passenger along with his friend Roger Rodas. A talented actor like Paul Walker should be given a hero’s exit in Fast and Furious 7 so the whole crew of the franchise is looking forward to give their best in this movie. To work in better way everyone needs mental stability and this release date of 2015 will surely provide them with the right impetus. It will be quite interesting to watch the script of FF7 and how director Wan moulds the final scenes. Can he bring about the magic of Diesel and Paul again? What do you think?
By Sunando Basu