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After nearly a full-year delay following the death of star Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 7 is now just a few short months away from arriving in theaters, and very soon we will be getting our first look at what director James Wan and his crew will be bringing us. Universal Pictures has announced when they will be releasing the first trailer for the blockbuster action film, and they've packaged the news with the reveal that the film has undergone a slight title change.
Furious 7, which the movie will now be called, is going to be releasing its first trailer on Saturday, November 1st, and Universal is going all-out with the event. Beginning at 12pm PST/3pm EST on Saturday, a special live event will be broadcast from Universal Studios in Los Angeles where stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, and Jason Statham will be on-hand to answer fan questions. If you want to ask a question, all you have to do is record a video of yourself on Instagram and post it with the hashtag #AskFurious7. If selected, your video could be shown live on-air. Fans will be able to watch the event both on the E! channel and through the official Furious 7 Facebook page.
While the soon-arrival of Furious 7's trailer is definitely the headlining news here, the development with the film's title is definitely an interesting development as well. The name is obviously a response to the name of the franchise's fourth sequel, Fast Five, but the truth is that this was already done in Fast & Furious 6. Yes, the movie was marketed with that title, but if you skip ahead to the very end of the video below you'll find that that movie actually calls itself Furious 6:
Does it really matter in the grand scheme of things? Not really. But it certainly is its own kind of bizarre and not anything I believe I've ever seen before in a film franchise.
Based on a screenplay by Chris Morgan (who has written every Fast & Furious movie since Tokyo Drift), Furious 7 brings the franchise back to Los Angeles while also continuing the story of Fast & Furious 6 with the arrival of Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), who wants revenge for the death of his brother, Owen (Luke Evans). In addition to the veterans mentioned above, the ensemble cast is also growing with the inclusion of Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. The film won't be coming to theaters until April 3, 2015, but what are you excited to see in the trailer? Let us know what you think in the comments section below, and be sure to check back here on Saturday when the preview goes live!