“The fact that the world embraced it and allowed it to be Paul’s legacy, it’s just a beautiful thing,” Diesel told MTV News backstage at Sunday night’s (April 12) Movie Awards.
Given the film’s record-smashing debut at the box office, an eighth installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise is all but confirmed by Universal Pictures. Diesel has been vocal about his hopes for “Fast & Furious 8,” but the actor revealed that the film’s biggest proponent was its late star Paul Walker.
“Paul used to say that [’Fast & Furious’] 8 was guaranteed and, in some ways, when youre brother guarantees something, you have to make sure it comes to pass,” Diesel said.
“So, if fate has it — fate, F8 — then you’ll get it. ’Furious 7’ was for Paul; 8 is from Paul.'”
As for Diesel’s “Furious 7” co-star and habitual scene-stealer, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, daddy is ready to go back to work.
Speaking to MTV News backstage at the Movie Awards, Johnson said he’s game for another “Fast” film. “I talked to Vin today — we had a nice discussion — and I think whatever it is, whatever we come up with for ’Furious 8,’ we have to raise the bar, in terms of action, yes, but also in terms of story and character.”