Riddick 4: Vin Diesel Says Furya Might Be ‘Closer Than You Think’
Vin Diesel has suggested that Furya, the fourth film in The Chronicles of Riddick series, might not be as far off as people think.
Diesel teased the return of Riddick on Instagram this past weekend when he posted an old photo of himself in character as the franchise’s titular anti-hero. In the caption, he revealed he had completed an “incredible meeting” with a team that he wouldn’t name. He ended the post by suggesting that the fourth film in the sci-fi franchise is “maybe closer than you think.”
The first installment of the series, Pitch Black, was released in 2000 and eventually birthed an entire franchise, collectively known as The Chronicles of Riddick, that spanned multiple live-action sequels, video games, and a direct-to-DVD animated film — all centered around gruff convict Riddick, an exceptional fighter with superhuman abilities and perfect night-vision.
Diesel announced back in 2014 that Universal Studios had expressed interest in developing the next installment in the Riddick film series. The following year, Diesel posted a video on Facebook in which he showed himself speaking with director David Twohy about a Riddick origin story, exploring “where it all started, where it all began” with the eponymous character.
News surrounding Furya fell quiet for a while, though that shouldn’t come as a surprise as Diesel has been busy working on several other projects. He is confirmed to be appearing in James Cameron’s Avatar sequels and has also returned to voice Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, as well as reprising his role as Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise.
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