When a movie does so-so at the box office and even more sketchy with critics, that usually seems to signal the end to whatever momentum said film was carrying. That looked to be the case with Vin Diesel’s Riddick, which hit theaters late last year to luke-warm reception at best.
But thanks to Blu-ray and DVD sales, Diesel has come forth to say that a sequel will be happening based solely on home video sales. The movie didn’t do particularly bad at the box office upon release, but the sale of home video have boosted Riddick to where the studio wanted to see it at.
Thus, Diesel announced on his Facebook page that a sequel is on it’s way to the fans.
Guys, I’m just…I’m excited, I’m happy, and I’m calling you guys or shouting out to you guys to say thank you. Universal just called me and told me that 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 that have been part of our page since 2012 will remember how arduous a road it was for us to actually 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 really, really, really thank you so much. I’m excited and of course Universal’s also saying they want to develop the next one!
No other details were mentioned, but when Riddick was hitting theaters, Diesel was mentioning that he wanted to do at least two more films to complete a trilogy of new Riddick films.
He may not get to a trilogy, but Diesel has apparently gotten two-thirds of the way there.