It looks like Fast & Furious 7 is getting a title change. Newly released posters on the film’s Facebook page have rechristened next year’s sequel, Furious 7.
The first trailer for the James Wan-directed folowup will drop Saturday, Nov. 1, at noon PST.
Furious 7 was originally slated to hit theatres last summer, but was moved following the tragic death of Walker on Nov. 30, 2013, outside of Los Angeles. At the time, the latest film, which integrates Lucas Black from Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift into the storyline, was supposed to be the first of possibly three new sequels. New additions Kurt Russell, Jason Statham (as the villain), Djimon Hounsou and director James Wan were tapped to join returning stars Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster.
Walker’s Brian O’Connor character will be “retired” from the series, but Fast VIII, IX and X are up in the air.
Walker reflected on the popularity of the franchise in one of his final interviews with Collider last November.
“Well, the studio supposedly wants 8, 9 and 10. I’ll be 50. Even if 7 were to [tank], there’s at least an 8. That’s a guarantee. The thing that’s pretty crazy is that neither Vin nor I were going back to do the third one. They were going to do a direct-to-video 4. They were going to dispose it and be done with it. But then, Vin was like, ‘No, I’ll come in for a cameo,’ because it wasn’t testing well. He wanted to set up the fourth one and the studio went for it, and we got a second life. It was supposed to be done already.”
Furious 7 opens April 3, 2015.