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Vin Diesel announces new release date for “Fast & Furious 7”

Back in December, Vin Diesel shared the new release date for “Fast and Furious 7” and his last scene filmed with late Paul Walker via his official Facebook Page.

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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…

In regards to how the seventh installment will proceed, here’s some interesting although still unconfirmed information from The Hollywood Reporter:

Sources tell THR that Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, will not be killed off in the film, now set for release April 10, 2015.

Instead, the plan is to “retire” the character in a way that the studio hopes will satisfy fans of the franchise and make use of the existing footage of Walker, who died about halfway through the Fast 7 shoot.

In the weeks after the tragedy, director James Wan, writer Chris Morgan and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Universal’s lead executive on the Fast films, pored over the footage Wan had shot. The trio then devised a plan to tweak the existing script so that Walker would remain a part of the story but could be written out, allowing the franchise to continue without him.

The changes will require some additional scenes to be written and shot, but the eight-month delay of release provides plenty of time.

Universal declined comment.

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