Fast And Furious 7 Announces Release Date, Paul Walker’s InvolvementBy: Tobias Roth - December 26, 2013
Since the death of Paul Walker, the star of the Fast And Furious franchise, Fast and Furious has been one of the hottest topics in discussion, and there has been much speculation over what would happen with the upcoming film.
His sudden death came as a shock to his friends and co-stars, and created quite the media buzz for weeks after his death, and the upcoming movie’s discussion is still continuing.
After much speculation about whether the franchise would continue, and when the next film would be released, the official date of April 10, 2015 was announced.
However, even after the news of the release date was given to fans, it was still unclear whether they would be able to see their favorite actor return, and whether his scenes would still be included in the film.
For those that have somehow avoided the news until now, Paul Walker tragically died in a car accident on November 30th, and he was in the middle of filming the next installment of the Fast And Furious franchise at the time of his death.
Vin Diesel was the one who brought the news of the upcoming Fast And Furious film’s released date, and announced to all of his fans via Facebook, along with a picture of him and Paul Walker duirng the last scene that they filmed together.
Things have shaped up more recently for the Fast And Furious 7 film, and what fans can expect to see when it is released in 2015. Whether his character would be removed with a totally new script or whether his scenes could be saved somehow, with some additional CGI footage was a heated topic in recent weeks.
While it has not been completley resolved, Universal Pictures did release a follow up statement to Vin Diesel’s Facebook post that said “Continuing the global exploits in the franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead the returning cast of Fast and Furious 7, which will be released by Universal Pictures on April 10, 2015. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series, and Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel return as producers.”
Fans can expect to see Paul Walker in the upcoming Fast And Furuious film, if even for just a brief time. They had filmed the scenes, and he will be included for a portion of the film which is still to be determined.
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