With the release of in Vin Diesel’s Riddick, the third film in hi self-made franchise, the actor is getting wide eyed at the prospect of finishing off the series the way he wants to. After being motivated by fans of the first two films to scrap money together to produce and release Riddick, Diesel talked with ScreenRant and outlined plans for a fourth and fifth film to close out the Riddick franchise with a trilogy of films.
This isn’t the first time Diesel has hinted at this, but he seems to be talking a lot more lately about his projects, albeit very cryptically. However, unlike the tip-toeing he’s been doing when it comes to what’s next from him and Marvel, Diesel has been much more straight forward when talking about what’s next for Riddick.
Director David Twohy also spoke to ScreenRant and laid out plans for not one but two more Riddick films to finish the mythology and the story around the character that has been around for roughly 15 years.
“I believe there are two more movies. And I think it’s good that we are looking at ending the series so it doesn’t feel like an open-ended thing, like we’re doing it just for monetary reasons and we’ve just got to keep rolling it over and rolling it over. I think there’s a real end to this and I know what that last movie looks like. The real question is: is it like a two-parter rather than a one-parter? So I think we’re both thinking the same thing, that there’s two more movies in the series.”
However while Twohy is gung-ho about producing two more films, and Diesel is seemingly on board with the idea, the actor says fans will need to give him time to do the final two movies right. Expecting the actor to pump out Riddick films the way he does Fast and Furious movies is just not possible.
“I don’t want to mislead anybody with the recent success of Fast & Furious,” Diesel said in an interview with Maria Menounos. “I’m not going to be able to do Riddick at the same pace as Fast & Furious. It’s just… It’s just too dark.”
This isn’t hard to believe as Diesel has the seventh Fast and Furious movie to film yet as well as his role in Guardians of the Galaxy. Aside from that, he’s also in talks to boot up a new franchise for Marvel, meaning even less time for Riddick.
Still, he seems committed to making Riddick films and if he wants to make them nothing can stop him from doing so.