Diesel Wants to be Riddick Twice More
Vin Diesel told MTV News that he fully expects to reprise his role of Riddick in two more feature films, possibly filming them back-to-back.
“David Twohy right now is writing the scripts. The only question is whether we take a page from the Lord of the Rings guys and try to shoot the two chapters at the same time. There are two more in mind,” Diesel told the network. “Everyone knows I love the Riddick character and I’m always working on it. It just takes five years to make another one because David Twohy and I are so precious about it.”
He first portrayed Richard B. Riddick in the well-received 2000 feature film Pitch Black. In 2004, he, along with Judi Dench, appeared in The Chronicles of Riddick, which received poor reviews and so-so box office.
If he’s correct, the next Riddick chapter would be out in 2009 but it has yet to be mounted at a studio so 2010 is the earliest a film with this scope could be released. The storyline would follow Riddick, having taken the throne of the Necromonger King and would finally bring audiences to the Underverse.