Furious 7 was a last-minute addition to the programming at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas this weekend.
The latest film in the action franchise premiered late Sunday night, with a tribute to late star Paul Walker.
Walker was killed in a car accident in 2013 at the age of 40. His scenes in Furious 7 were completed using CGI effects and his brothers as a body double. "We obviously lost a dear friend, brother, comrade while we were making this movie," producer Neal Moritz told the audience at SXSW, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "He was the best guy I met in my world, in my life. We were determined to honor his legacy and our love for him forever. ... I'm so proud of what we've done and I know Paul Walker would be smiling down on us."
Moritz asked the crowd not to reveal what happens to Walker's character, Brian O'Connor, at the end of the film, according to THR. However, the movie includes a "touching montage tribute" to the late actor at the end.
Furious 7 will be released in theaters on April 3.