While it was officially announced back in April that there would be an eighth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, it was not revealed what the film would be called. Fast & Furious 7 went by the name Furious 7, so there was some speculation that the film would either be called Furious 8 or Fast 8.
On Sunday night, while accepting the Teen Choice award for Choice Action/Adventure movie, Vin Diesel appears to have let it slip out that the official title will be Fast 8. After talking about how the Fast & Furious cast was a true family, Diesel recalled his dear friend Paul Walker.
Diesel said, “I can’t stand here and be rewarded like this without talking about somebody very, very, very important to us. 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.”
After calling out a special recognition to Walker’s teen daughter, Diesel added, “I love all of you. I love all of you, and until Fast 8…”
Fast 8 is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on April 14, 2017.