Vin Diesel Reveals ‘Fast & Furious 6′ Poster; New ‘Riddick’ Image

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 4th, 2013 at 4:02 am,

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Vin Diesel continues assuming the responsibilities of Universal Picture’s marketing department, by releasing both a new poster for Fast & Furious 6 – ahead of the Super Bowl XLVII 60-second preview airing later – and yet another image from the Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick trilogy finale, simply titled Riddick (through his official Facebook page).

The actor demonstrated social media savvy throughout last year, keeping fan buzz alive by periodically unveiling additional publicity stills and set photos from his car-racing and sci-fi sequels in 2013. Universal is positioning each as a franchise-concluding event; though, audience intere$t will determine whether or not Dominic Toretto and Ricard B. Riddick continue to run/ride free for another day.

Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 synopsis reveals Dom and his band of thrill-driving miscreants accepting one final job, in exchange for Federal Agent Hobbs (Dwayne “(I’m Still) The Rock” Johnson) pardoning all previous law violations. This forces Dom to confront a past he’d left behind, as his ex-flame Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) – long believed dead – is second-in-command of the criminal outfit Dom’s aiming to stop. Screenwriter Chris Morgan and director Justin Lin are returning after the last three installments, bringing some emotional closure to the members of Dom’s multi-ethnic brotherhood (and moving into Euro-heist thriller terrain).

That cloudy sky from the Fast Five poster is tweaked here, with the low angle and tagline alluding to a final destination in sight for our anti-heroes; though, a seventh installment has been in the planning for some time, so this might not be the literal (and metaphorical) end of the road that marketing wants everyone to believe.

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Fast & Furious 6 opens in theaters (including IMAX) on May 24th, 2013.

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Riddick

That writer-director David Twohy is even making another Riddick live-action movie is something of a miracle, following a mid-production shutdown and nine years after Chronicles of Riddick‘s attempts to expand the bare-bones mythos of Pitch Black resulted in a sequel barely able to cover its $105 million budget. Fortunately, Diesel never stopped championing the project and continues to keep hype alive by releasing photo after photo (despite the absence of even a teaser trailer to date).

Riddick goes back to the R-Rated blueprints of Pitch Black, dropping Diesel on a sun-scorched planet to confront terrestrial (alien) predators, packs of mercenaries wanting his head and Necromonger Commander Vaako (Karl Ubran) on the hunt. Much like Dom in Fast & Furious 6, the “alpha Furyan” plots against his enemies in an effort to find redemption and save his home planet from imminent destruction. However, he may have to pay the ultimate price to accomplish those valiant (and not-so-scrupulous) ends, as Diesel teases by commenting on the image below, “The fate of the Alpha Furyan…”

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Look for Riddick in theaters (regular and IMAX) on September 6th, 2013.

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  1. I hope I’m not the only one who liked and wants to see a sequel to chronicles of riddick. That film was great for me and ignoring it to return to the pitch black style story doesn’t make sense as pitch black 2 as it will be known will be a rehash of the first film. This is lazy writing, it could have had a third film maybe called Trinity of Riddick and continue the story maybe have him step into or search for the gates to the underverse, not going to the same story of pitch black. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be watching it.

    • You are not the only one. I agree a does seem like they are back tracking but vin did say on his fb that universal loved the rough cut of this movie so much they asked when “the underverse” and the “furyan” will be ready. So supposedly the saga might not be over for riddick. Here is hoping.

    • You are not the only one. I agree a does seem like they are back tracking but vin did say on his fb that universal loved the rough cut of this movie so much they asked when “the underverse” and the “furyan” will be ready. So supposedly the saga might not be over for riddick.

      • For the repost..lol

    • It is a turn of events and a direct sequel to Chronicles. Riddick is abandoned by the Necromongers and left to die, he is going to have to catch up with them again at some point later, the 4th (live action) movie is supposed to have UNDERVESE in the title, that ever being made is soley based on the success of this movie, of course… The point I am trying to make here is that it most certainly DOES NOT ignore the events of ‘Chronicles of Riddick’ at all. Vaako – (Karl Urban) is clearly listed on the cast of characters and has something major to do with the storyline.

  2. Vin D doesn’t need commercial movies, he’s looking to drop cult classics

  3. You guys do realize that there’s no way they could have made a direct sequel to Chronicles due to budgeting. Chronicles lost a lot of money for the studio and the only way to make another one was to scale it down. Loved both the movies and am excited for this one!

  4. I’m looking forward to seeing both movies.

  5. Exactly what I expected from the fast 6 poster. Still awesome though. And the plot sounds exciting so I’m all for that movie. Five was awesome!

    As for riddik I loved pitch black but I could never sit through chronicles idk why cuz I wanted to like to like it. But I couldn’t for some reason

  6. What kind of car is that in the poster? Anybody know?

    • Looks like a late 60′s firebird. Gotta b a Pontiac. Diesel has had the GTO in multiple films. So makes sense.