After weeks of mourning, some good news. On Dec. 22, Vin Diesel posted a message on Facebook announcing a new release date for ‘Fast & Furious 7’ following Paul’s tragic death.
It appears that the cast of the Fast & Furious movies are finally ready to start moving on from Paul Walker‘s Nov. 30 death. Paul’s co-star Vin Diesel announced the good news on Facebook on Dec. 22 that the delayed Fast & Furious 7 now has a new official release date — April 10, 2015.
‘Fast & Furious 7’ Gets New Release Date After Paul Walker’s Death
Vin revealed the release date in yet another emotional, heart-wrenching post. Along with a photo of he and Paul, the actor 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…
We can’t imagine a better way to make that announcement. Fast & Furious 7 was previously set to be released on July 11, 2014.
‘Fast & Furious 7’ Production Shut Down
Since Paul’s fatal accident on Nov. 30, a dark cloud had hung over the production of Fast & Furious 7 — Paul was scheduled to shoot key scenes before he tragically died.
And just several days later, Universal Pictures announced that the movie’s production had been suspended. In a statement they said:
Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers. 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.
But Vin’s announcement of a new release date is a glimmer of hope for Fast & Furious 7, which will give fans one last chance to see Paul in the role that made him a beloved actor.
— Andrew Gruttadaro