Vin Diesel Says Riddick 4 is Happening

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After the commercial and critical disaster that was The Chronicles of Riddick, there weren’t many people who ever thought we’d see Vin Diesel play the gruff and tough Furyan on screen again. However, Vin Diesel proved to be a shrewd businessman when he asked for the rights to the Riddick series in return for his cameo in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Nine years later, after a long struggle to gather the money and the momentum to make another sequel, Riddick hit theatres. The movie did not put up huge numbers, but the budget was much smaller, and it would seem that it ultimately turned a profit. Now this week Vin Diesel took to his Facebook page to tell fans that Universal wants to make another one thanks to the strong DVD and Blu-ray sales. Here’s what he had to say:


“I’m just excited, and happy, and I’m shouting out to you guys to say thank you. Universal just called me and told me Riddick is number one on the DVD charts. There’s no way Riddick would have been made without you guys. You know that. and you guys have been a part of our page since 2012 and remember how arduous a road it was to get the movie made, and to make it rated ‘R,’ and to do it with such a low budget. It’s a win for all of us and I really, really thank you so much. Yeah, I’m excited, and of course, Universal also says they want to develop the next one.”

Clearly it’s still early but this sounds promising for fans of a franchise that seemed all but dead. It’s hard to tell if this is just Vin Diesel speaking optimistically, but at the very least, he seems intent on continuing the series himself. Perhaps the best part of this announcement is the fact that it was buried in a 7 and a half minute video of Vin Diesel dancing and lipsyncing to Beyonce. What a goofy motherfucker. Are you excited about the possibility of another Riddick flick or are you just dumbfounded that this character is still alive and kicking?

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  • Guest

    I am very happy for the news. I am not the biggest fan of “Riddic universe” but i sure like these movies. Especially 1 and 3. I would love to see how Riddic will crash Urban’s charecter for his betrayal. And just to go o this world for one more time (or more) seems to me like a good perspective.

  • RockJoker

    I am very happy for the news. I am not the biggest fan of “Riddic
    universe” but i sure like these movies. Especially 1 and 3. I would love
    to see how Riddic will crash Urban’s charecter for his betrayal. And
    just to go in this world for one more time (or more) seems to me like a
    good perspective.

  • RockJoker

    I am very happy for the news. I am not the biggest fan of “Riddic
    universe” but i sure like these movies. Especially 1 and 3. I would love
    to see how Riddic will crush Urban’s charecter for his betrayal. And
    just to go in this world for one more time (or more) seems to me like a
    good perspective.

  • Captain Fram

    Awesome news! It had its faults, but the director’s cut of Chronicles of Riddick is a film I really appreciate and enjoy. It’s a pretty crazy and ambitious thing when you think about it – building from scratch an entire fantasy lore in the middle of an action/adventure film that was the follow-up to a low budget sci-fi horror. More Riddick I say.

  • Kasper

    Unlike the Film Junk trio I really like the Riddick films – especially the third one. Can’t wait for another entry.

  • bez87

    Honestly am I the only one who actually liked the second one? I enjoyed the first very much but I thought the second one was great, don’t see what everyones problem is with it.

  • Miguel Monteiro

    This guy is the best

  • sibbyjaydee

    I loved all three movies… waited 10 freaking years for the 3rd one. I’m totally stoked about a forth one. I’ll be first in line, no doubt.

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