Despite scrapping the original ending, “Fast And Furious 7” was so warmly received that it is now the most successful installment of the series.
What could have been the ending of “F&F7” will now be set to motion in the eighth installment with Eva Mendes possibly returning to the roster as well.
For those wondering what could have been the other ending, here is a statement from Vin Diesel, hinting that the crew will be on an all-new world after neutralizing Deckard Shaw via Collider .
“You know I always think of these films multiple pictures in advance.
I think of them as trilogies.
Kurt Russell came in for this movie, but he was really, we really hired him because of a story that follows this.
That takes place in New York.” Nevertheless, the ending for “Fast and Furious 7” could not have been any better.
James Wan said that it was the most fitting ending and sendoff to their late brother Paul Walker.
“The original ending of Furious 7 was setting up, you know, the bigger world of where the Fast and Furious franchise could go into,” he said.
“And that’s obviously very smart of them to think so.
But when the tragedy happened, all of that became irrelevant.
So it did not matter anymore, all of that stuff.
And to the studio’s credit, they did not push for that.” He added, “They realized how important it was to make a movie that finishes and that just outright is a tribute to Paul Walker.
So I give them a lot of credit for being bigger than that and going along with this ending that is the right ending to go with.” Meanwhile, IGN reported that Eva Mendes is coveted by the production team.
“With #fast7 now in the record books, the upcoming NY based #Fast8 story will depend on whether they can bring back Eva Mendes’ character: US Customs Agent Monica Fuentes.” Fans of the “Fast And Furious” franchise could not wish for a much better finale for Paul Walker.
Fortunately, it will feel like Paul never left as his brother, Cody Walker is set to return in the “Fast and Furious 8.”