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The movie will come to theaters next April (Facebook).
Shooting has officially wrapped on the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, and as part of that, the cast and crew has issued a touching note that pays tribute to the new members of the film, the series' late star, Paul Walker and of course, the fans.

"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 and Furious movie yet," the note read.

The film, which reunites Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, has had a troubled production following the death of Walker. The script was rewritten and Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, stepped in to help complete the Walker's unfinished scenes.

"From the start, Vin has been our leader who feels what's right for Fast in his gut and in his heart. When we had to stop production last year, Vin gathered us back together and moved us forward when we needed it most. He led us to this day," the note continued.

You can see the full note below:

We made it.

Today we completed the last shot in the production of FAST & FURIOUS 7.

We wanted to take this moment to express how thankful we are for your support. We felt the love and strength from our fans throughout this journey, and it's because of you that we got here. 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.

Our FAST family has been together for almost fifteen years now and has grown a lot in that time. From the start, Vin has been our leader who feels what's right for FAST in his gut and in his heart. When we had to stop production last year, Vin gathered us back together and moved us forward when we needed it most. He led us to this day.

Some of us have been here from the very beginning. Vin, Michelle, Jordana and our producer Neal all go back to that first little movie we shot on the streets of LA. We came back to LA in FAST 7, and it was an especially emotional homecoming for those who've grown up with each other since that first shoot.

There are those we count as brothers who we gathered along the way and are with us again: Dwayne, Tyrese, Luda, Lucas and our writer, Chris. We've got some new additions this time in Jason, Kurt, Djimon, Nathalie and our director, James. Caleb and Cody joined us to honor their brother and help complete his work.

Our family is big and strong but it won't ever quite be whole again without Paul.

All of us -- those who've been here from the start and those whose first FAST film is 7 -- wanted to create a special film for him and for you. We believe we have.

Thank you for being there for us. You are the biggest part of our family, and we couldn't have gotten here without you.

The countdown to April 3 begins.

This article originally appeared on Autoblog.


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      graphikzking
      • 11 Months Ago
      I can completely understand some peoples non-interest in these Fast and Furious movies. I was 19 when the 1st one came out and fell in love with it. We used to go the street races every Friday and Saturday night after work and loved every moment of it. If I was 30 when the movies came out, I would have probably dismissed it as a teenager trouble thing but the Fast movies bring a part of my teenage years back and have been with me as I've grown. I still love them and yes, they are silly, but so are superhero movies, transformer movies, horror movies (Jason, Michael Meyers etc) but they just play to the crazy sides of us. RIP Paul, I will absolutely miss the action packed movies and you always came across as a cool, California, but normal down to earth type of guy.
        hworang3124
        • 11 Months Ago
        @graphikzking
        i can totally agree with you man ! I was 15 when the 1st one came out ! I made me want a honda civic that much more haha,... yes they've gotten cheesy over the years but its a franchise i've grown with and being a so cali kid it connected that much more that these characters were from here... Sucks about Paul's Death :( 45 that he died 45 mins away from where i live
      JIM
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why didn't they use scenes from the other movies, they were all the same?
      Ed
      • 11 Months Ago
      There's nothing quite like making movies that glorify driving like a-holes to commemorate the death of some actor who died in crash that was the result of some half-wit driving like an a-hole. Thank goodness that these two thirty something adolescents didn't take any innocent children with them to the grave. That tree they rammed into could have been a family of four. I have sympathy for adolescents who kill themselves by driving like adolescents. They're young, and their youth at least explains, even though it doesn't justify the fact that they don't seem to realize their lives aren't the only lives that they're endangering. Thirty something adrenaline junkies are another matter, especially if one of the adrenaline junkies can afford to rent some time at a race course.
      autounionbailout
      • 11 Months Ago
      SOON TIME FOR AN AUTO UNION BAILOUT
        savannahswithgod
        • 11 Months Ago
        @autounionbailout
        Soon to follow a horse and bicycle bailout. America, what once was. Was it?
      savannahswithgod
      • 11 Months Ago
      That's been a lame series from the get go. Nice cars and that is about it. I wonder why the movies don't have to do the warnings as Gran Turismo 6 as buckle up and stuff and this is not real life so don't try it!
      Hbierman
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm sure Paul was watching every step of furiuos seven. I know everyone had emotion's running high. I can't wait to see your tribute movie!
      delmail333
      • 11 Months Ago
      Type I wish the movie was coming out this year ! , I have spent the last 10 years restoring my last 1969 camaro ( out of over 24 of them ), and i am not doing anymore, but it is almost finished and pretty stout !!. Old school Camaros are hard to beat !!, RIP Paul ,
        CHRISTOPHER RAY
        • 11 Months Ago
        @delmail333
        if i had as much time and money as you i damn sure wouldent be wasteing it on aol blogs "just sayin"
          delmail333
          • 11 Months Ago
          @CHRISTOPHER RAY
          Chris,I'm disabled and that's why it has taken me 10 years restoring my car, I'm also not loaded with money as I can only do a little at a time, I also enjoyed all of the Fast movies and Paul was a big reason why. Peace buddy !
      • 11 Months Ago
      savnnawithgod......Jeez! Have a heart. Its not about the movie, Its about Paul Walker. Dont post on something like this if youre just going to be a douchebag. Would you write that if it was your family or friend? If you would then there is a special place in hell for you or my guess.....you already live there. Go with God Paul, you will be missed.
      phpoling
      • 11 Months Ago
      We have to wait a year to see that final movie? rest in peace Paul Walker
      mesager42
      • 11 Months Ago
      If they decide to ever make a Fast and Furious 8 - it should be about Maryland's largest arson, Hunters Brooke, and how those movies motivated a group of teens to create a car club whose leadership decided they needed to do something really big to bring them fame. They picked a construction site they viewed as not unoccupied, and set about burning down houses. Then they told the Charles County Sheriff's Department, Maryland State Police, and the FBI the reason for the arson was "race wars" which is the place in the first F and F movie where racing competition takes place. So now all the law enforcement agencies thought they had a hate crime until one military veteran exposed the information that a car club member had presented via a Power Point presentation to a class about Popular Culture. When asked by black classmates if the car club was racist, the answer was "No", because they liked black hip hop and rap artists and even had black members. Charles County has never been able to live down that racist reputation that was created via those car club members citing a line from the first movie. Now the PG County cops keep anywhere from 4 to 10 police cruisers parked at the grocery store parking lot on the corner of MD 210 and MD 228 to deter illegal street car racing, because MD 210 is the stretch of road where the car club used to race. One race resulted in bystanders getting killed and injured. Judges for the arsonists trials had to be educated as to why the hate crime charges were dropped, and some of the black residents who bought houses that were destroyed by the arson were also victims of the banks who sold them more house than they could afford, so about one-quarter of the residents of Hunters Brooke had their houses go into foreclosure. I think it would make one hell of a documentary or movie.
      • 11 Months Ago
      I still think that the fella that played in TOYKO DRIFT, the country boy should be in some of this. I am 72 and I love the movie. Can't wait to see it.sh
        • 11 Months Ago
        He is in this movie. His name is Lucas Black.
      English
      • 11 Months Ago
      I think it is great how these actors and actresses came together to finish this project, and the fact that Vin Diesel stepped up when needed makes the whole movie even better. It is rare to see actors act as adults so this is refreshing.
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