'Fast and Furious 8' release date, news: Vin Diesel says 'Fast 8' may fight for an Oscar

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Actors usually love their own movies. If they think it is good for their careers they will probably do anything to promote it. The public has probably heard a lot already, but have they ever heard of anyone use “Fast 8” and Oscar in the same sentence? Because Vin Diesel just did that.

In an interview with ET Online, Diesel said director F. Gary Gray might win an Oscar for “Fast 8” after missing out on an Oscar for his work on the biographical film “Straight Outta Compton” last year.

“I think he went into making this movie with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder, going ‘Oh, really? Ok. Now I’m going to take the biggest saga in the world, and I’m about to throw Oscars at you,'” the actor said. “Wait till you see what he does!”

Gray may have directed the film with the feeling that he has something to prove, but is “Fast 8” going to be good enough to win an Oscar? Well, action movies seldom get the nod for an Oscar. Screen Rant pointed out that Diesel is just hyping up the film to keep people talking about it. Screen Crush agrees, although they also noted that Diesel may honestly think “Fast 8” is that good.

Now that Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) has ridden into the sunset, things are going to be different for the next installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. Diesel said “Fast 8” was going to be very dark compared to the past films.

“My character is conflicted in a way that is really going to shock you. He’s coming off of a lot of emotion from 7 and the loss that 7 represents,” he added.

Diesel revealed that the film’s trailer is coming out on Dec. 11, and every screen in Times Square will be playing it. That’s something to look forward to.

“Fast 8” is set to premiere on April 14, 2017.