The Fate of the Furious took over New York's Radio City Music Hall for its world premiere, which included a remembrance of the late Paul Walker.
Producer and star Vin Diesel introduced the film by telling the audience that every scene was shot with Walker in mind. He also added that Walker's mother and daughter were present for the screening.
"We like to say the last one is for Paul and this one is from Paul," Ludacris told reporters before the screening. "We wanted to make the best movie possible."
Walker, one of the Universal franchise's original actors, died in the middle of the Furious 7 shoot.
Vin Diesel introduces #F8 with a salute to Paul Walker, whose mother and daughter are in the NYC audience. pic.twitter.com/6gCUqsXp8E
- Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) April 9, 2017