Universal has released a new Furious 7 poster, and it comes up just shy of saying “In Memoriam” as the tagline. Instead, it gives us Vin Diesel with his head down, a close up of Paul Walker, and the words “One Last Ride.” We’re pretty sure the “last ride” isn’t in reference to the franchise. But it’s still a surprisingly somber poster for a movie that promises to be a big, goofy blockbuster. It’s a difficult line to walk, but so far Universal has done a good job of honoring Walker’s memory while still reminding fans that they’ll be in for a fun time at the movies.
Furious 7 opens April 3rd, and also stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, and Elsa Pataky.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.