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Fast X's Vin Diesel returning for brand new Riddick movie

"Our legion fans have demanded it for years."

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Vin Diesel is officially making a fourth Riddick movie.

The Fast X and Guardians of the Galaxy actor has played the science-fiction anti-hero in three films — Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick — to mixed reception, as well as two video games that were more warmly received.

A fourth film, Furya, has been in early development for a while, and now it's moving forward with Rocket Science and CAA Media Finance taking it to the European Film Market next week to sell it to distributors.

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Diesel will produce through his One Race Films company, while David Twohy will once again write and direct, after doing the same for the previous three films.

The film will see Riddick return to his homeworld, which he expects has been reduced to rubble by the Necromongers. But what he finds when he gets there is a new enemy, and a lot of Furyans fighting against them. He's surprised to see that a lot of them are a lot more like him than he ever expected.

Twohy is quoted by Deadline as stating: "Our legion fans have demanded it for years, and now we’re finally ready to honour their call to action with Riddick: Furya.

the chronicles of riddick

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"My collaboration with Vin and One Race has spanned 20 fruitful years, as together we’ve created three movies, two video games, an anime production, and motion comics for the internet. This new big-screen event will see a return to Riddick’s homeworld, where we finally get to explore Riddick’s genesis."

Before we get to that, Diesel will appear in Fast X and be heard in Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3, both of which are releasing in cinemas in May.

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