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

Scene from the Fast and the Furious

Vin Diesel paid tribute to Paul Walker at the Universal Pictures CinemaCon presentation Wednesday when talking about "The Fate of the Furious", the first film of the franchise to not to feature the actor, who passed away in 2013.

The two stars, who become rivals in the new film, famously fell out past year, shortly after filming wrapped, with Johnson taking aim at Diesel for his alleged bad behaviour and timekeeping on set.

Tensions grew between Johnson and Diesel after Johnson took to Facebook, writing: "My female co-stars are always wonderful, and I love 'em". "My male co-stars however are a different story". He added that "some" are "chicken shit" and "candy asses".

Diesel, who is one of the new film's producers, was singled out as the source of Johnson's social media outburst.

While Rock and Diesel have kept their distance lately, they are both contractually obligated to appear at the New York City premiere on April 8th.

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Walker died in a auto accident in 2013, but still filmed some of "Furious 7" before his brothers stepped in to complete his scenes.

With the eighth on the way and two more planned sequels after that, it seems like the Fast & Furious franchise will never end.

Diesel said that this movie will kick off a brand new trilogy. "One of the things we're so proud of with this chapter is how much we defied expectations", said Diesel.

Two fans were informed they would be shown an advance screening of the upcoming The Fate of the Furious, which will be released on April 14.

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