The Fast and Furious movie franchise’s seventh edition is on its way and while fans await the movie starring the late Paul Walker, they at least have a new title to talk about. Universal Studios has announced that the latest edition in the series has been named ‘Furious 7′, a departure from the names of previous movies in the series, all of which included the word ‘Fast’ in them.
The production house hasn’t really put in too much thought into the titles associated with this particular movie franchise before, playing around with the words ‘Fast’ and ‘Furious’ in different ways, so clearly, no one really expected them to do so this time around. The older titles include The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6, this one comes as little surprise.
In the news of Paul Walker’s shocking death in a car accident reminiscent of the movie’s storyline based on fast cars, the series is a popular one, generating billions at the box office and making the franchise Universal’s most successful one ever. Director James Wan is set to bring this version of the franchise alive with his breakthrough skills and while Paul Walker’s death is set to grab the limelight, fans of the actor will have the opportunity to see their favorite star doing what he does best on screen, driving fast cars and making it look easy. Though the movie is bound to remind Walker’s family, friends and fans of his fatal car accident, it will also be a celebration of Walker’s eventful life. After Walker’s passing in November last year, his brothers Caleb and Cody had made themselves available on the movie’s sets in memory of their brother. Both had been reported to have filled in for Paul and even shot some action sequences to help complete what their brother started.
Furious 7 is slated for release in the first week of April next year and boasts of a strong cast starring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black and Ludacris, and of course the late Paul Walker and his brothers.
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