Vin Diesel Confirms Release Date For 'Fast & Furious 7': The Show Will Go On In 2015

Fast & Furious 7 has gotten an official release date – April 10, 2015. Vin Diesel announced the news via his Facebook page on Sunday. Despite the tragic death of F&F star Paul Walker on November 30th, the production soldiers on, but will be released later than originally planned.

Vin Diesel, Riddick Premiere
Vin Diesel announced the news, while also honoring his late co-star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walker will appear in the movie and his co-star’s message also pays tribute to the late actor. Diesel wrote: "The last scene we filmed together…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… Fast and Furious 7 will be released… April 10th 2015! P.s. He'd want you to know first…"

Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 6 Premiere
Paul Walker's death briefly threw the production in turmoil.

The movie was originally slotted for July 11th 2014, but production was stopped entirely, following Walker’s death in a car crash. After the tragic news was announced, producers at Universal deliberated for two days on how to handle the film in Walker’s absence.

In the end it was decided that filming would be temporarily halted, so that the cast and crew would have time to mourn and recover, while producers made the necessary changes to the movie. According to THR’s source, the production team would attempt to salvage footage already filmed with Walker, with writer Chris Morgan and director James Wan (who took over the franchise from Justin Lin) crafting revisions to the script that could retire Walker’s character in a believable and respectful way. Besides Diesel and Walker, the movie will also see returning cast members Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Dwayne Johnson.

Paul Walker, Sao Paulo Fashion Week
The production team is reportedly trying to salvage some of the scenes that Walker had already done before his death.


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