Riddick 4: Vin Diesel keeps the sequel hype alive as previous films crack the Netflix Top 10

While Vin Diesel and David Twohy work on Riddick 4: Furya, the other Riddick movies have cracked the U.S. Netflix top 10

Last month, it was announced that Vin Diesel and writer/director David Twohy are about ready to get rolling on Riddick: Furya, the fourth film in the Riddick franchise and a project that Diesel has been regularly mentioning pretty much ever since the third movie was released ten years ago, doing his best to keep the Riddick hype alive. His efforts must be working, because shortly after last month’s announcement all three of the previous Riddick movies cracked the Netflix top 10 in the United States. Pop Culture reported that, at one point, the Riddick movies were ranking in the top 10 in reverse order: “Riddick stands at number four, Chronicles of Riddick at number seven and Pitch Black at number nine.” So Diesel took to Instagram to celebrate the Netflix success of the films while mentioning that he’s working to get Riddick 4 into production.

Riddick: Furya will be a continuation of the sci-fi action franchise that began with the creature feature Pitch Black. That was followed by the epic The Chronicles of Riddick, which underperformed at the box office, so they reduced the scope for the third film, Riddick. The franchise also includes an animated short called The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury and three video games, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher BayThe Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, and Riddick: The Merc Files.

Diesel and Twohy have also talked about wanting to make TV shows set in the world of Riddick. One would center on the character Kyra, who was featured in Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, and the other would be called Merc City, as it would center on the mercenaries and bounty hunters of the franchise. These projects have never seemed to gain much traction, but maybe that will change if Riddick: Furya turns out to be a hit.

Are you a fan of this franchise, and are you looking forward to Riddick 4 / Riddick: Furya? Have you watched the previous movies on Netflix recently? Let us know by leaving a comment below. I love Pitch Black and could do without the other two movies, but I’ll be giving the new one a chance when it’s released.

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