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It has been an emotional roller coaster of a day on social media for Fast & Furious fans. First, Vin Diesel shares a photographic tease for a Race Wars scene in Fast and Furious 7, which will be a callback to a pivotal scene in the initial The Fast and the Furious. Then, he posts the above Facebook post, which is a love letter to fans on the day that they appear to have finally wrapped production.
Get tissues, Fast fans, because this one’s going to bring all of the feels.
Vin Diesel and the Fast & Furious "Family" thank the fans for "the love and strength … throughout this journey," explaining that "it’s because of you that we got here." The letter explains:
There was a time when we didn’t know how we could go on, or even if we should. But we listened to you, and you inspired us not only to keep going but to try and make the best FAST & FURIOUS movie yet.
Click the image above to read the rest of the letter. It solidifies the idea that James Wan’s Fast and Furious 7 will be as much a tribute to Paul Walker and the character he created for the franchise as it will be a standalone sequel. And if I had to bet, I think it’s the last one that they do. Vin Diesel has expressed how difficult it was to complete this movie after Paul Walker’s death. And I know that there were plans for an eighth and ninth movie, but that was back when everyone was flying high. I get the impression plans might have changed.
For now, filming on Fast and Furious 7 has wrapped. Post-production begins. And the movie reaches theaters on April 3, 2015.
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