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Diesel Honors Walker, Reveals Next ‘Fast & Furious’ Title

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Diesel Honors Walker, Reveals Next ‘Fast & Furious’ Title

During Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards, the worldwide blockbuster “Furious 7” was named Choice Action/Adventure movie, beating out “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “The Maze Runner,” “San Andreas” and “Tracers.” “Fast” franchise lead Vin Diesel accepted the award, dedicating it to his co-star Paul Walker, who died during the filming of “Furious 7.”

“I can’t stand here and be rewarded like this without talking about somebody very, very, very important to us,” said Diesel, as quoted by The Independent. “One of the best blessings in our lives is the fact that we had the opportunity to call Pablo our brother. Paul Walker is here in spirit with us.”

Diesel finished his impromptu tribute by saying, “I love all of you. I love all of you, and until ‘Fast 8…'”

It’s possible Diesel was just abbreviating the film’s name, which has so far had the working title of “Fast & Furious 8.” Then again, “Fast 8” sounds like a solid, thematic follow-up to this year’s “Furious 7.” This wouldn’t be the first film in the franchise to go with a short title; 2011’s installment was similarly named “Fast Five.”

“Fast 8” opens on April 24, 2017.

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