It’s been nine years since we watched the last movie in The Chronicles of Riddick franchise, and we always knew that the fourth installment is coming, but we still have no idea when it’s going to arrive, especially since Diesel is now busy with the Fast & Furious franchise and his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But, although the time is passing, the project isn’t forgotten. David Twohy was confirmed in 2016 to write and direct the project, and Diesel announced in 2019 that he received the script titled Riddick 4: Furya. There’s been no news about the development of the project ever since, but Diesel now shared the first look at the storyboard of the movie, revealing also the first look at his character. You can check it out below:
“Finally got a chance to see some of the new Riddick materials that DT sent over. Wow, exciting is an understatement. FURYA! Happy creative Sunday! All love, Always.” — Vin Diesel
The Chronicles of Riddick franchise kicked off in 2000 with the original movie Pitch Black. The sequel, simply titled The Chronicles of Riddick was released in 2004, while the third, and currently the latest movie, Riddick, was released in 2013. So far, the franchise grossed $267 million combined.
Vin Diesel is currently filming Fast X, the tenth, and also penultimate installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. He recently finished filming on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is set to close the chapter on this original team of the Guardians. Before that movie, we’ll also watch him as Groot in Thor: Love and Thunder and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Diesel is also set to appear in James Cameron’s long-awaited blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water.
Apart from Riddick 4, Diesel is also developing xXx 4, in which he’s set to reprise the role of Xander Cage, but that is also one of those projects that have been in development for a while, and there are still no signs when will those movies be filmed.