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'Fast & Furious 7' release date moved forward to April 3rd, 2015

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Fast & Furious 7 was pushed way back after one of its stars, Paul Walker, died in a car crash last year, but now the movie's release date is being moved forward by just a bit. The film is now planned for release on April 3rd, a week earlier than the April 10th release date that was originally announced to compensate for the changes in script and filming. Since then, it's been announced that Walker's brothers would actually step in to help finish out his role in the next film.

Walker himself had completed most of the dramatic and action scenes that he was needed for already, so it appears that the movie may not have to make a dramatic number of changes mid-production. Universal didn't say why it's chosen to just slightly push forward the film's release date, but The Hollywood Reporter suggests that it'll allow FF7 to have a wider international opening. That earlier date will also give the movie just a bit more space from some of the big films coming the following month.