The Fast & Furious 7 trailer is just days away from premiering. In order to continue with the emphasis on the passionate fans, Universal decided to launch a campaign called 7 Days of 7 to gear up for the first official trailer for the new film, made in honor of Paul Walker’s passing.
In the wake of the actor’s death, the cast, along with fans of the series, banded together throughout the unknown of the filming hiatus, and picking up the pieces after.
Universal made an official announcement about the premiere of the Fast & Furious 7 trailer moments ago.
The statement explained, “On Saturday, November 1, the cast, joined by their loyal fans, will introduce the first trailer and let us all begin the journey to the film’s release on April 3, 2015. It will all unfold LIVE at the Road to Furious 7: Trailer Launch Event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.”
Fans have the opportunity to submit their questions to the cast by using the hashtag #AskFurious7 for a chance to have them asked live at the event. The event will be broadcast live on the official Facebook page.
Film studios usually don’t plan such special events for the launch of trailers, but seeing as this is Walker’s last Fast & Furious film, this holds a special sentiment in the minds of those who worked with him on the franchise.
We’ve been getting hints that Fast & Furious 7 was tough for the cast and crew to produce, given that Walker didn’t complete his filming. Director James Wan said this film was the hardest to shoot in his lengthy career. Additionally, months ago co-star Vin Diesel, who shared the screen with Walker for 12 years, noted that it was difficult to react to stand ins instead of Walker. The pressure he and the rest of the actors felt in carrying on the actor’s legacy wasn’t lost on anyone during the continuation of the filming, and will probably carry over to the promotion of the film.
Just a few days ago, The Inquisitr reported the new film will honor Walker with a happy ending for his character Brian O’Conner, instead of focusing on tragedy.
“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 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.”
As The Inquisitr reported, Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, joined the film as stand ins for their late brother due to their uncanny resemblance. It’s rumored that Cody will actually have a different role for films to come, but so far that hasn’t been confirmed.
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