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Vin Diesel on Paul Walker: We don't want to let him down

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/29/2017 By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
Vin Diesel, a cast member in "The Fate of the Furious," discusses the film during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Vin Diesel, a cast member in "The Fate of the Furious," discusses the film during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vin Diesel says he and the "Fast and Furious" crew do not want to let down the late Paul Walker with their new film.

Vin Diesel, a cast member in "The Fate of the Furious," discusses the film during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Vin Diesel, a cast member in "The Fate of the Furious," discusses the film during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The actor on Wednesday spoke to a packed auditorium at CinemaCon in Las Vegas about the eighth installment in the franchise, "The Fate of the Furious"— the first full film in the series made in the aftermath of Walker's death in 2013.

Kurt Russell, left, a cast member in the upcoming film "The Fate of the Furious," is welcomed to the stage by fellow cast members Vin Diesel, center, and Chris Bridges during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Kurt Russell, left, a cast member in the upcoming film "The Fate of the Furious," is welcomed to the stage by fellow cast members Vin Diesel, center, and Chris Bridges during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

After Walker died, his two brothers helped complete action scenes in "Furious 7," which earned more than $1.5 billion globally when it was released in 2015.

Chris Bridges, left, Tyrese Gibson, center, and Vin Diesel, cast members in the upcoming film "The Fate of the Furious," interact with the audience during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Chris Bridges, left, Tyrese Gibson, center, and Vin Diesel, cast members in the upcoming film "The Fate of the Furious," interact with the audience during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

A choked up Diesel said Walker had always envisioned eight movies in the series.

"I always feel like he's looking down on us and we don't want to let him down," Diesel said.

"The Fate of the Furious" speeds into theaters on April 14.

Diesel in his usual manner promised that it will be, "The best movie you have ever seen."

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