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Furious 7 Trailer Shows Us Paul Walker’s Final Film
The Fast and The Furious franchise is back, and it’s looking more subtle and nuanced than ever.
The first trailer for the seventh entry in the series was posted yesterday on the film’s official youtube channel, racking up over 4.5 million views in less than a day.
Judging from the trailer, Furious 7 will give audiences exactly what they want– more of the same. There are the requisite amounts of muscle cars, explosions, scantily-clad women, and international globe-hopping heists. The trailer also shows off newcomer Jason Statham joining as the series’ third angry bald man behind Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. Kurt Russell also appears in what seems to be a government authority type of role.
Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto even growls about “one last ride,” but that will ultimately be decided by the box office numbers. The franchise has already made Universal Pictures over $2.3 billion worldwide.
Furious 7 would just be another entry into this fun but listless franchise if it weren’t for lead Paul Walker’s tragic death almost a year ago last November. Roger Rodas, friend and financial advisor to Walker, crashed their Porsche Carerra GT into a concrete light pole and two trees in Santa Clarita, California.
Furious 7 will be Walker’s third and final posthumous film after Hours and Brick Mansions. Universal Pictures decided to fill any gaps in Walker’s performance with use of CGI and his two brothers, Caleb and Cody. Mockingjay Part 2 found itself in a similar situation last February when Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away before completing his role as Plutarch Heavensbee.