Vin Diesel has shared another piece of Riddick 4: Furya concept art, building the hype for the new sequel in his sci-fi action franchise
Vin Diesel has two movies coming out this month. He has provided the voice of Groot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (read our review HERE), and he’s back in the role of Dominic Toretto for Fast X. But while he’s attending events and doing press to promote those projects, he’s also looking forward to getting to work with writer/director David Twohy on Riddick: Furya, the fourth film in their Riddick franchise. He has shared Furyan concept art on his Instagram account before, and now he has unveiled another piece of concept art. You can check it out at the bottom of this article.
Riddick: Furya will be a continuation of the sci-fi action franchise that began with the creature feature Pitch Black back in 2000. That was followed by the epic The Chronicles of Riddick, which underperformed at the box office in 2004, so they reduced the scope for the third film, Riddick, which was released in 2013. 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 Bay, The 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.
Not long ago, the three previous Riddick movies were ranking in the top 10 on the Netflix streaming service, so the work Diesel has done to keep the interest in Riddick alive over the years has obviously paid off. Pitch Black is the only one of the three movies I really liked, but that won’t stop me from watching the fourth one.
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