The Fast and Furious franchise has gone through many changes in a decade. The first film followed Vin Diesel and his crew of drag racers as they competed in illegal street races across the city of Los Angles. Now, Diesel and company have tackled everything from bank robbing, mercenary work and hostage rescue. It’s more than a stretch, but the films seem to only grow in popularity as the plots get more ridiculous and the stunts become even more impossible.
In keeping up with tradition, the first trailer for the sixth sequel in the series, Furious 7, has been released, and it looks to be just as crazy and action-packed as the previous films in the franchise.
One thing I immediately took away from the trailer was how often Paul Walker was being showcased in it. Walker, who passed away in November of last year in a car accident, was said to only have finished half of his scenes before the production was temporarily shut-down after his death. After massive re-writes to the original script, Walker’s brothers stepped in as body doubles for additional shots. The extent at which Walker is actually in the last film is currently unknown, but Universal Studios seems determined to show that Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, will still play a significant role in the movie.
Outside of the focus on Walker, the film looks to pick up immediately after the events of Fast and Furious 6 and The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift. The team is going up against Jason Statham’s character, Ian Shaw, who is seeking revenge against Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his family for the death of his brother in the last film. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson all co-star in Furious 7, which hits theaters in April 2015.
What do you think reader? Impressed by the first trailer for Furious 7? Do you think this is the last Fast and Furious film? Let us know in the comments below!