Fast and Furious 7 is coming to theaters even faster. The film was originally scheduled to be released this month, before the death of franchise star Paul Walker pushed the project to April 10, 2015. And now Universal announced Wednesday that the date is changing again, this time moving up a week to April 3.
While FF7 didn’t yet face any competition on April 10, the Nicholas Sparks-penned romantic drama The Longest Ride is currently slated to come out on April 3 next year; sounds like pretty good counter-programming. Insidious: Chapter 3 was originally set to bow on the third, but Focus announced Wednesday that the horror sequel will move to May 29, 2015.
In addition to franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, and Tyrese Gibson returning, Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, and Kurt Russell are joining the team this time around. Paul Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, will also join the production, helping to complete the story arc of Walker’s Brian O’Connor.