After the unfortunate passing of Paul Walker, Universal Studios showed mad respect by putting the movie on hold while friends and family could mourn and celebrate his memory. The time has finally come, though, and Universal is rolling out details on the seventh installment to the Fast and Furious series. Here’s your first look at the poster for the movie, Furious 7, which hits theaters in April.
The movie, which drops the “Fast” here in the U.S., welcomes back most of the big names we all know and love from the series’ past. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Tyrese Gibson all have major roles, with stars including Jason Statham and Kurt Russell making their first appearances in the series.
Even after the actor’s death in a violent car accident in November 2013, the movie still features Paul Walker in a starring role. Another reason Universal paused production was so the movie’s creators could figure out out how to complete the film without him. Believe it or not, they did it, with a combination of body doubles (including Walker’s two brothers), digital effects, and script tweaks that reportedly retire Walker’s character gracefully.
The Fast and Furious series Facebook page has been rolling out new teasers in the lead up to the movie’s release on April 3, 2015, including “The Road to Furious 7,” a look back at the six movies that made this Universal’s biggest franchise of all time, with $2.3 billion in worldwide box-office sales.