Fast & Furious 7 Filming to Restart in April or May in Dubai, Atlanta, or LA

February 14, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Filming for “Fast & Furious 7” will pick back up in April or May, Kurt Russell said.

Russell plays a father figure to Vin Diesel’s Toretto in the upcoming film.

First scheduled to come out this year, the release date was pushed back to April 10, 2015 following the death of Paul Walker. Rumors circulated about Cody Walker, Walker’s brother, replacing Walker in some of the scenes, but those haven’t yet been confirmed.

Russell told IGN that filming will pick up in Dubai, Atlanta, or Los Angeles. Some of the stars, including Tyrese Gibson, were in Dubai earlier this year on a trip related to the film.

Russell’s character, whose name has not been publicly announced, may die in “Fast & Furious 7.” 

“That’s going to be interesting,” Russell said. “Because the character has been purposely been treated in a certain way so that he can or can’t. The ‘can’ will be an interesting stretch. It works, because I understand what it is and we came up with it. It’s like, ‘Oh, wow! That’s cool!’ If he doesn’t, then he doesn’t. If he gets killed, he gets killed. That will be for them to determine. I just wanted to be able to work with them making the best possible character to either be sad he doesn’t move on or say, ‘Yeah, I want this character to move on — we need this character to move on.’ That sort of thing. I don’t know what the situation, with Paul dying, does to that. I don’t know.”

Russell emphasized that his character is much more connected to Toretto than Brian O’Conner.

And he elaborated on his character: “The character that I play is presented as one thing, but you have a big suspicion that he’s another. Vin’s character is — it’s really the family around Vin that’s going to be suspecting ‘Why is he involved with this guy?’ It was always going to be Vin’s character who he was a father figure to — but he’s either a good one or a bad one.”

Russell said that he was attracted to the “Fast & Furious” franchise because he finds it “interesting how they’ve stayed beneath the radar and had such success.”

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