'Fast and Furious 7' Release Date 2014 Moved Up, Eminem & Mark Wahlberg Originally Cast? See More Here (VIDEO)
The Fast and Furious 7 movie team has announced their decision to push up the release date of the 2015 movie. Universal originally moved Fast & Furious 7 release date from July 11, 2014 to April 10, 2015, following Paul Walker's death last November, but now they have announced that the movie will release one week earlier on April 3, 2015. April has historically been a good month for the Fast & Furious movies. While most of the movies have come out in June, the two films in the series that came out in the April currently are two of the top three best box office performers.
The video above was just posted and shows some fun and interesting facts that fans might not have known about the Fast & Furious movie franchise. One included the potential casting of Eminem, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale to play Brian O'Conner, which of course eventually went to Paul Walker. Watch the video above to see all 10 facts.
The Fast and Furious movies are some of the most successful of Universal Pictures career. The last Fast & Furious movie, released in 2013, made over $238 million at the box office and expectations are huge for Fast & Furious 7 in 2015.
The other characters in the movie include: Ian Shaw is played by Jason Statham, Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, Brian O'Conner, played by Paul Walker, Letty Ortiz, played by Michelle Rodriguez, Megan, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, Mia Toretto, played by Jordana Brewster, Roman Pearce, played by Tyrese Gibson. The cast will also include Kurt Russell and Ronda Rousey.
The cast is still dealing with mixed emotions about finishing the movie series without co-star Paul Walker. There has also been open mixed emotions over finishing Paul Walker's scenes with visual effects to finish the movie. Diesel and the rest of the cast have been having difficult time handling emotional set and are still feeling pain over Paul loss. The team has been working with doubles and using facial-replacement technology for the remainder of Walker's scenes. Walker's two brothers, Caleb and Cody, have been added to the Fast family as stand-ins for Walker to complete remaining action scenes.
Walker died on Nov. 30 in Santa Clarita, Southern California in a tragic car accident while the cast and crew were on a hiatus period. His shocking death has sent shockwaves through Hollywood. He was 40 years old.
Fast and Furious 7 is scheduled to hit theaters on April 3, 2015.
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