Vin Diesel Announces Possible ‘Riddick’ Release Date & Sequels

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 8:48 pm,

Riddick Release Date Sequels Vin Diesel Vin Diesel Announces Possible Riddick Release Date & Sequels

After successfully reprising his role as Dominic Torreto in Fast Five, Diesel looks to keep his hot streak going by resurrecting the characters that made him into a box-office magnet.  Naturally, he will play Riddick in the self-titled sequel currently in development, as well as Xander Cage in the recently announced xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

Diesel took to Facebook recently and posted that we may be seeing Riddick - the latest installment of the Pitch Black franchise – as early as January 2013. Scroll down to read Diesel’s word on the matter.

“The studio said the earliest they could release the new “Riddick” is in January… was hoping for 2012… but, it’s on the horizon.

/smile

P.s. I think they are liking what they are seeing… haha, cause they asked when both Underverse and Furya would be ready to make and release… haha… now that’s a ways in the future but it is exciting.”

The popular Pitch Black was released in 2000 and was followed up with a sequel in 2004 called The Chronicles of Riddick.  Assuming this new Riddick is a success, the studio hopes to cash in with future sequels (as stated by Diesel). For those who know absolutely nothing about the franchise’s history, Diesel plays Riddick, an escaped convict who is wanted by just about every bounty hunter in the galaxy not named Boba Fett. The official synopsis reads as follows:

“The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet  that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting  for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s  encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency  beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search  of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and  violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of  Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the  horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet  without Riddick’s head as their trophy.”

Others casted in the film – which is written and directed by franchise alum David Twohy – include Karl Urban (Red, Priest), Katee Sackhoff (24) and former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar David Bautista.  Diesel now has acted beside WWE stars The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) and David Bautista in consecutive movies – let’s just hope that Vin stays on the action track and doesn’t consider teaming up with Hulk Hogan for a hypothetical Mr. Nanny meets The Pacifier film.

Riddick, as stated, could be in theaters as soon as January 2013.

Source: Facebook

 

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  1. I actually just watched Pitch Black and chronicles of riddick for the first time this weekend!!! it sounds like they are making the third one more like the first which is good. i think the first was better than the second. it had a nice alien vibe. but at the end of the second he was in command of like an entire army so i wonder how he ends up stranded by himself? does karl urbans character try to kill him?

    • Maybe he just wasn’t into it and just walked away, or they decided he wasn’t the leader they needed. Just to clear it up, that one was #3. The second flick was a cartoon that a lot of people didn’t bother seeing.

      • Dark fury is agreat cartoon, so only losers will miss it!

        • I didn’t mean to imply anything was wrong with it, just that a lot of people don’t care for cartoons. I liked it, my wife hated it.

      • I don’t think it’s number 3 as it isn’t feature length. In the grand scheme of things you could say it’s no.4 or 5 including the videogames.

        • I mean 5 or 6.

          • Timeline
            -Escape from Butcher Bay (Game 1 (Chronologically))
            –Assault on Dark Athena (Game 2 (Chronologically))
            —Pitch Black (Movie, Riddick 1, or Prequel)
            —-Dark Fury (Cartoon, Riddick 1.5)
            —–Chronicles (Movie, Riddick 2)
            ——Riddick (Movie, Riddick 3

  2. I’m in. I’ve always liked Riddick as an outlaw/hero at the same time.

  3. Riddick I can do, xXx not so much. Thought it was a terrible movie.

  4. Vin Diesel started falling off during his family-comedy experiment. Once Disney starts flashing those big bills in front of you, it’s hard to resist. Just look at Ed Murphy. Thankfully, Vin’s back to doing what he does best. Otherwise the nightmare scenario you painted of Mr. Nanny vs. Pacifier wouldn’t be too far off!

  5. Sweet, I really want to know what happens to his command of the Underverse army. I love the Riddick series, so I hope this does well.

  6. Casted is not a word. It’s cast.

  7. Sweet looking forward to this