The Fast & Furious 7 plot has partly been revealed. This article contains possible spoilers, so if you don’t want the upcoming film ruined, don’t read it.
The series Vin Diesel made famous had its roots in illegal street racing, with Rob Cohen even using genuine street racers as extras to keep the dialogue authentic for the first film. Paul Walker took over for the sequel without Diesel so the bald actor could film his critically-trashed action film xXx. The third film brought Vin back in a cameo at the end, and became the film that the rest of the series has been leading up to.
The film, which will bring the series full circle, is also the last film that Paul Walker ever made, due to an ill-fated real-life car crash. While it showed how the actor had something in common with his famous persona, it necessitated a change for the Fast & Furious 7 plot. The film has now become the ending to Brian O’Conner’s story in the series, if it doesn’t end the series by itself.
The upcoming film is said to be a revenge thriller much like director James Wan’s previous film Death Sentence, and could contain some storyline connections to it. One Fast & Furious 7 rumor is that Kevin Bacon’s character from Death Sentence could be in it. How big his role might be is unknown, but we can probably expect a cameo.
The death of Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) at the end of Fast & Furious 6 has his brother Ian (Jason Statham) going on a revenge spree to take down the man who killed him, resulting in the death of Han (Sung Kang) in Tokyo Drift. This death might occur in the middle of Tokyo’s own version of race wars, bringing the series back to its roots for a few minutes.
Things are going to get a lot more dangerous, and Vin Diesel’s Dominic Torretto decides along the way that the safest place Brian O’Conner can be is home with his sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and their child. Family means enough to Dom that he’s willing to leave his friend out of the action by the end of the Fast & Furious 7 plot in order to protect them.
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Doing this, Diesel believes Paul Walker’s character will get a happy ending to honor the actor, instead of the opposite possibility of O’Conner dying in a car crash to mirror reality.
As the Fast & Furious 7 release date approaches (April 3, 2015), fans will undoubtedly anticipate what could be the final film in the series. Do you think the Fast & Furious 7 plot will be the end, or will the story continue with Vin Diesel? Could Kevin Bacon’s Nick Hume from Death Sentence make a surprise cameo?
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