The franchise will continue and it will be in cinemas in April, 2015
Fast & Furious 7 is definitely still happening, and if Vin Diesel's Facebook account is to be believed, then it will be here by next spring. The star of the franchise took to his Facebook page late on Sunday, 22 December, night to leave a tribute for deceased star Paul Walker, before eventually revealing the release details for the upcoming film.
Walker and Diesel were set to star together once again
F&F7 will arrive in cinemas on 10, April, 2015, according to the Facebook post, after production was put on hold. Filming for the next instalment of the F&F series had been put on hold indefinitely following the untimely death of star Paul Walker on 30 November, however Universal decided to go ahead with the filming when writer Chris Morgan and director James Wan, apparently, devised a plot eventuality where they can retire Walker's character from the series using scenes already shot. The film was initially due to be released on 11 July, 2014.
"The last scene we filmed together," he wrote on the post, referring to an accompanying photograph. "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…"
Walker was in the passenger seat of his friend Roger Rodas' limited edition Porsche when the vehicle careered off the road and erupted into flames. Both Walker and Rodas died instantly. Walker and the rest of the F&F7 cast were on Thanksgiving break from filming the seventh film when the accident took place and upon Walker's death, Universal immediately put a halt on any further production. Away from the set however, studio officials, including Morgan and Wan, were trying to work out a solution that would ensure life went on in the F&F franchise and it seems as though they have found one.We'll most likely have to wait a while longer to find out what these changes are.