The next (and seemingly final) entry in the Fast & Furious franchise has officially been renamed Furious 7 with the release of the film’s first trailer. Since Fast Five, the Fast & Furious franchise has almost singlehandedly held up the Hollywood blockbuster action genre, elevating its heights over every successive film and making Fast & Furious 6 the highest-grossing film in the franchise. However, with lead actor Paul Walker’s untimely death last year, production on Furious 7 was stalled for awhile, and the prospect of the film’s release was at risk. But much like Vin Diesel’s character Dom loves to re-iterate, the cast and crew is “family,” and the film pushed on.
Which brings us to this past weekend when the first trailer for Furious 7 was released. As we’ve come to expect from the franchise, the trailer is full of high-energetic set pieces, including an opening clip of the crew car parachuting out of an aircraft to rob a truck. Also playing a pivotal role in the 2-minute-long trailer is Jason Statham’s debut in the film. As if the trailer wasn’t already lacking in sheer badassness, there’s even a small scene of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wielding a gatling gun. Furious 7 is gonna be awesome.
Theaters will get a little more Furious (7) in April 2015.