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Vin Diesel hints at two more sequels to next year's Riddick

May. 1, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Vin Diesel has been very open with his fans about the progress on RIDDICK, the latest in his CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK franchise. He takes to his Facebook page very regularly and posts news about the movie and behind the scenes photos.

Yesterday he posted this update: The studio said the earliest they could release the new "Riddick" is in January... was hoping for 2012... but, it's on the horizon.

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.

It would be fair to assume that UNDERVERSE and FURYA would be the titles of the sequels. According to THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK Wikipedia page:

The Underverse is a parallel universe has been described as "a dark mirror of the normal universe where death has no meaning", the Underverse is the ultimate destination for the Necromongers, who are being led there by the Lord Marshal, the only being to have actually been to the Underverse. Lord Marshal's pilgrimage to the Underverse gave him almost supernatural powers, and he returned a "holy half dead".

Furya was once a bustling planet whose inhabitants were fierce warriors, perhaps even a superior off-shoot of normal human beings due to the harsh conditions of the planet. The Lord Marshal of the Necromongers bombarded the planet and massacred the inhabitants in order to prevent the fulfillment of a prophecy that a Furyan would cause his downfall. This massacre takes place 30 years before The Chronicles of Riddick. An unknown but slim number of Furyans managed to escape the devastation, and from Furya itself, but the planet is now "dead, with no life to speak of."

For a franchise that only sports 2 films, an animated movie, and comic adaptations, there is certainly a deep mythology.  If Diesel is accurate in assessing Universal's desire to pursue more movies in the franchise, we could be seeing quite a bit more of Richard B. Riddick in the coming years.

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4:13PM on 05/01/2012
I'm down for more Riddick. Always has the potential to be one of the more entertaining action franchises.
I'm down for more Riddick. Always has the potential to be one of the more entertaining action franchises.
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3:12PM on 05/01/2012
If they can return it to the hard R of the first film and keep Twohy on board, they may have a winner here.
If they can return it to the hard R of the first film and keep Twohy on board, they may have a winner here.
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2:23PM on 05/01/2012

bring it on!

awesome news, though it does seem kind of weird. The new movie 'Riddick' seems kind of like a side-quest in terms of story when you think about it. The next movie is supposedly Underverse which obviously explores the Underverse (which was talked about in Chronicles of Riddick) so with the ending of Chronicles and all you would think that the next movie would be Riddick going to the Underverse to potentially retrieve Kira or something... instead the next movie is Riddick where he'll be being
awesome news, though it does seem kind of weird. The new movie 'Riddick' seems kind of like a side-quest in terms of story when you think about it. The next movie is supposedly Underverse which obviously explores the Underverse (which was talked about in Chronicles of Riddick) so with the ending of Chronicles and all you would think that the next movie would be Riddick going to the Underverse to potentially retrieve Kira or something... instead the next movie is Riddick where he'll be being hunted on a planet -- not really evolving the overarching story it seems... oh well though, the more the better!
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8:59PM on 05/01/2012
Don't forget Escape From Butcher Bay. Totally captured the Riddick essence.
Don't forget Escape From Butcher Bay. Totally captured the Riddick essence.
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2:19PM on 05/01/2012
I'd rather see more sequels from this Diesel franchise than that so called car franchise.
I'd rather see more sequels from this Diesel franchise than that so called car franchise.
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10:58AM on 06/29/2012
agreed one million percent. Those movies suck so hard. Can't believe they are so popular.
agreed one million percent. Those movies suck so hard. Can't believe they are so popular.
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8:05AM on 05/02/2012
Pitch Black was a great movie though I don't recall any (or much) mention of the mythology that has since been established. In fact, I remember my brother saying after Chronicles, he hadn't imagined the character living in such a large and supernatural universe as the one presented in the movie (he hadn't seen the animated movie). I, on the other hand, remember being stoked for Chronicles...on the count of the very good animated movie and the movie's own trailer. The movie itself was a bit
Pitch Black was a great movie though I don't recall any (or much) mention of the mythology that has since been established. In fact, I remember my brother saying after Chronicles, he hadn't imagined the character living in such a large and supernatural universe as the one presented in the movie (he hadn't seen the animated movie). I, on the other hand, remember being stoked for Chronicles...on the count of the very good animated movie and the movie's own trailer. The movie itself was a bit of a let down. That said, I do still like the character of Riddick and the mythology behind it all...and will definitely watch this when it comes out. All this hype Diesel is giving this movie...I just hope it doesn't disappoint again the way he goes on about this movie, you would think the character of Riddick has the status of say Terminator, Predator, Ripley or even Neo but I think he still needs to do a bit more to get to that level - a very good big budget movie would surely help in that department.
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10:59AM on 06/29/2012
This is awesome news. I hope Twohy stays the director for all of them!
This is awesome news. I hope Twohy stays the director for all of them!
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5:26PM on 05/01/2012

I liked Pitch Black/Riddick

but these guys need to realize he isn't exactly the iconic character they think he is. the last movie is almost 10 years old, the public isn't amped for the next one, so they might want to wait and see how that goes before talking about the future of the character.
but these guys need to realize he isn't exactly the iconic character they think he is. the last movie is almost 10 years old, the public isn't amped for the next one, so they might want to wait and see how that goes before talking about the future of the character.
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2:23AM on 05/02/2012
how the hell does this get 6 thumbs down? i dont understand how this crap works. nothing i said was wrong
how the hell does this get 6 thumbs down? i dont understand how this crap works. nothing i said was wrong
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7:33PM on 05/01/2012

Who Cares

'Chronicles' was meh. 'Pitch' was good. But in all seriousness - who cares. This will tank especially if it comes out in January - not exactly a strong show of support from the studio. Next....
'Chronicles' was meh. 'Pitch' was good. But in all seriousness - who cares. This will tank especially if it comes out in January - not exactly a strong show of support from the studio. Next....
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2:29PM on 05/01/2012
I think I'm gonna watch the Dark Knight Rises trailer again....
I think I'm gonna watch the Dark Knight Rises trailer again....
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7:34PM on 05/01/2012
No kidding.
No kidding.
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