Fast & Furious 7 has secured a new release date: April 10, 2015. Franchise star Vin Diesel posted the news on his Facebook page Sunday night, accompanied by a photo of himself with the late Paul Walker.
Diesel explained the photo on his page: “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!”
He added: “P.s. He’d want you to know first…”
Fast & Furious 7 had been aiming for an already ambitious July 11, 2014, release, but Universal Pictures halted production after Walker’s death on Nov. 30. “At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise,” a rep explained in a statement on Dec. 4.
No other information was provided about plot, or how the scenes with Walker’s character Brian O’Conner will be used in the final product.