The death of the Fast & Furious franchise star Paul Walker late in 2013 made production on Fast & Furious 7 a bittersweet affair for everyone involved, but the upcoming film has become a memorial of sorts for the actor — as seen in the latest images from the movie shared by Walker’s co-star, Vin Diesel.
Diesel recently shared (via Facebook) a pair of images from Fast & Furious 7 that include a photo of himself and Walker (posted above), who died while filming the seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise. Walker’s role in the film was subsequently filmed using a mix of body doubles — the actor’s brothers among them — and digital effects.
The Chronicles of Riddick actor also described the first trailer for the film, which studio Universal Pictures screened for the cast.
“Universal came to visit, to show the trailer for FF7,” wrote Diesel. “Speechless… yeah, it was that INCREDIBLE! I must also say, that it was emotional and bittersweet… we all went above and beyond to make Pablo proud, but man, I wish he could see what we have created and just how far we have come.”
Along with Diesel and Walker, Fast & Furious 7 stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, John Brotherton, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster. The film hits theaters April 3, 2015.