After Paul Walker‘s sudden death, the future of ‘Fast & Furious 7‘ was unknown and production was stalled however Vin Diesel took to his Facebook to announce the release date of the latest installment.
Posting a photo of himself and Walker, the actor wrote, “The last scene we filmed together…There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared…in the film we were now completing…the magic captured…and, in just how far we’ve come…Fast and Furious 7 will be released…April 10th 2015!”
He finished off his post with, “P.s. He’d want you to know first.”
Vin Diesel took to his Facebook page to share his emotional visit with Paul Walker‘s mom when he learned of his death.
The ‘Fast & Furious‘ star posted a photo of himself and Walker along with his reaction to his “brother’s” death, “When I heard, I immediately flew back to California, and went directly from the plane to his mother’s house…,” Vin wrote.
“I thought they needed my strength, but realized when I got there and broke down before his family, that it was I who needed theirs.”
“His mother hugged me and said I am so sorry… I said sorry? You’re the mother who lost a son?… She said yes, but you lost your other half…”
Vin Diesel has officially broken his silence on Paul Walker‘s death.
After some fake messages were posted online claiming to be Diesel, the ‘Fast & Furious‘ actor finally paid tribute on his Facebook page, “To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die,” Diesel said quoting Thomas Campbell.
“Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now… and the profound impact, your full life has had on it, on Us… on me…” Diesel wrote.
“I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were… on and off screen.”
Brian was the name of Walker’s character in the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise.
Diesel also paid tribute to Walker by visiting the crash site on Monday evening (December 2) where he addressed fans by a police car speaker to thank them for their support, “I just want to say to all of you, if my brother were here right now and he saw all of the love you are bringing here,” said Diesel. “If he could see for himself that all of you have shown up to show my brother love… at this hard time his family gets to see all of you show the love that you’ve shown Paul. It’s going to stay with me forever. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him.”
Walker’s other ‘Fast & Furious’ co-stars also paid tribute to him, Jordana Brewster who played his love interest in the franchise said, “Paul was an enormous presence in my life for the past fourteen years,” she said. “While many would be satisfied with material success it made Paul more convinced of the need to help others…I don’t know anyone who lived each moment more fully and loved life more than Paul; making his loss all the more heartbreaking.”
Michelle Rodriguez also released a statement, “I’m gonna carry this torch for you brother, with a forced smile on my face,” she wrote. “And Im gonna open my heart just cause your telling me to.”
The ‘Fast & Furious’ cast were currently shooting the seventh film, production has been delayed but the film will not be abandoned.