We’re just two weeks away from the debut of Furious 7 and we’ve got a set of new clips to hold you over in the mean time. The follow-up returns the franchise to its roots in Los Angeles, as Vin Diesel and his family find themselves fighting for their lives against vengeful mastermind Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the brother of Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) – who the gang defeated (and crippled?!) in Fast & Furious 6. Check out the new Furious 7 clips below, including the start of what looks like a badass brawl between Statham and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Just like literally everything else we’ve seen (not to mention Perri’s review from SXSW), these clips have me extremely excited to check out the film. It’s definitely a stretch for me to believe Jason Statham could take on Dwayne Johnson – but everything in the Furious movies is a stretch, and that’s part of why I love them. Otherwise, the action looks on point, the dialogue is cheeky as ever, the characters are still striking that beautiful balance between totally ridiculous and completely lovable.
In terms of new characters, check out this featurette below to get the scoop on all the new villains and heroes joining the franchise.
Directed by James Wan, Furious 7 also stars Paul Walker, Michelle Williams,Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, Elsa Patakyand Kurt Russell and arrives in theaters April 3rd.