Vin Diesel Predicts Best Picture Oscar Win for 'Furious 7'

PHOTO: From left, Paul Walker and Vin Diesel attend the World Premiere of Fast & Furious 6Dave M. Benett/Getty Images
From left, Paul Walker and Vin Diesel attend the World Premiere of 'Fast & Furious 6' at Empire Leicester Square in London, England, May 7, 2013.

Vin Diesel has high expectations for the latest movie in the "Fast and the Furious" series.

Very high expectations.

In fact, Diesel believes "Furious 7" will become "the biggest movie in history."

He declared to Variety, "It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don’t want to be relevant ever."

The actor repeated his prediction, then stated to the publication: "There is nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing."

Diesel -- who recently welcomed a baby daughter, Pauline, named after his late co-star Paul Walker -- said the "emotionally powerful" sequel was successful in "one-upping the action sequences."

"The head of the [Universal] studio, Ron Meyer, often said when 'Fast 5' or 'Fast 6' came out, 'If there was no number attached to these movies, they would be contenders for best picture,'" he said. "And when people see 'Furious 7,' they are going to agree."

The cast of "Furious 7" includes Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, and Walker, who died in a car accident in November of 2013.

The film opens April 3.

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