One movie that has changed the way people look at franchises is Fast & Furious. When the movie first came out in 2000, it not only welcomed everyone to the underground racing world but it also was the movie that put Vin Diesel on the map. More so than Pitch Black, it was this movie that made him a star. Jump in the future years later to the 7th film and it is hard to think that this may be the last one.
“When we began filming The Fast and the Furious in 2000, if you told me that we would one day have our logo on a wide-body jet, I would have said you were crazy. We are so honored that Etihad has partnered with us to support this very personal film, and we thank the people of the United Arab Emirates for all the kindness and graciousness they showed throughout production.” ~producer Neal H. Moritz
The films have become so big they were able to get a Etihad Airways Fast & Furious 777 Airplane. The Flight 171 just came from Abu Dhabi where some of the new Fast 7 was filmed. The Fast & Furious 777 airliner’s arrival kicks off the global junket and world premiere of Furious 7.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates is a sponsor of the Furious 7 world premiere. Vin Diesel who is a producer as well this time around will be using the Etihad Airways Flight 171 for the global press junket and world premiere of Furious 7. The Fast & Furious 777 will fly direct between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles. The film arrives in theaters on April 3.
“Etihad Airways is one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world with a strong history of culture and innovation and a commitment to reimagining the travel experience for our guests. We are pleased to work together with Universal, an organization that shares that same spirit of innovation and reimagination when it comes to the world of entertainment, to unveil our newly-decaled Boeing 777 aircraft in support of the Fast & Furious franchise and Furious 7, which premieres next month and highlights our airline’s home of Abu Dhabi.” ~Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways.
Just for the fanboys & girls out there. The films are in the following fictional chronological order pertaining to the plot events:
- The Fast and the Furious – June 22, 2001
- 2 Fast 2 Furious – June 6, 2003
- Fast & Furious – April 3, 2009
- Fast Five – April 20, 2011
- Fast & Furious 6 – May 24, 2013
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – June 16, 2006
- Furious 7 – April 3, 2015