Fans of The Fast and Furious franchise are anxiously awaiting The Fast and Furious 7 when it is released in Spring. The potential cast of Fast and Furious 7 looks very interesting and what makes it extremely noteworthy is it is Paul Walker's Final Film.
So far, here is the imdb summary of the plot of The Fast and Furious 7, or as it will probably be known as Furious 7: "Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother".
Deckard Shaw will be played by modern-day action hero Jason Statham, star of the Transporter and Expendables action movie franchises. He is considerably upset over the death of his brother, Owen Shaw, who died at the end of Fast and Furious 6.
Toretto will be played by Vin Diesel, who has been the heart of these films since the first, even though he was absent from a few of The Fast and The Furious offerings. Dwayne Johnson will also be returning as well as most of the Fast and Furious cast members.
Interesting additions to the cast are big names like acting veteran Kurt Russell and pop song star Iggy Azalea. It is unknown what roles they will have in Furious 7, as their names of their roles on Furious 7's imdb page are blank. According to the Inquistir, Kevin Bacon could actually make an appearance. The director of Furious 7, James Wan, once directed a film called Death Sentence starring the famous 6-degrees actor, and Bacon could possibly be playing the same character and Furious 7 could attempt to connect the storyline.
The series has strayed pretty far from its original 2001 release of The Fast and The Furious, which was a surprise hit and a major breakout for Vin Diesel. The original film was an undercover cop story that had street racing in its setting. Now the films are over-the-top action films, and Screen Rant says that the story of Furious 7 will come back to L.A. This might explain the tagline of Furious 7 with "Vengeance Hits Home".
The elephant in the room issue when addressing the Fast and Furious movies is the recent death of the franchise's main actors, Paul Walker. According to the NY Daily News, Paul Walker died before he was finished with all his scenes from Fast and Furious 7, which would make this his final film. After Walker's passing, there was an emergency meeting to decide what to do after one of the stars of the film has gone. Some of Walker's scenes from The Fast and Furious 7 were already complete, but Walker's two brothers, Cody and Caleb, finished all the final scenes.
One of the big speculations is the end of Brian's character arc, but the Latin Post says that Paul Walker will not be killed off in the context of the storyline. Instead, it looks like there will be some kind of retirement or some settling down of his character. So far, there is no word on plans for Fast and Furious 8, Furious 8, or whatever it will be called.
Furious 7 will be released to theaters on April 3, 2015.