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Riddick 4: Vin Diesel Drops First Teaser For New Movie

Riddick 4: Vin Diesel Drops First Teaser For New Movie

"Exciting is an understatement"

Vin Diesel has been busy teasing fans with the return of one of his most beloved characters: Richard B. Riddick.

While most moviegoers will no doubt know Diesel best as the family-obsessed mercenary and car aficionado Dominic Toretto in the Fast And Furious franchise, Diesel helped bring a multimedia cult hero to life when The Chronicles Of Riddick started all the way back in 2000.

The series started as a low-budget horror film from director David Twohy called Pitch Black. Diesel starred as Riddick - a deadly prisoner being transported across the galaxy. But when the prison ship crashed on the surface of a dangerous alien planet, Riddick was the only man who could help save the crew from certain doom. .

The Chronicles Of Riddick has since gone on to incorporate a handful of movies, a couple of books, and some surprisingly great video games. The last movie, called simply Riddick, released in 2013.

It's been pretty quiet on the Riddick front since then, most likely because Diesel stars in and serves as producer on the Fast And Furious movies, which would take up most of anyone's time.

Last year Diesel promised that Riddick is coming back very soon - and now he's made good on that promise. Over on Instagram the star shared a first-look at the tentatively titled Riddick 4: Furya, Diesel's fourth live-action outing as Riddick.

Writing "exciting is an understatement", Diesel shared a handful of storyboard images from the upcoming movie's screenplay, confirming that the project is well and truly moving now. Interestingly, the script even seems to tease the idea of Riddick meeting a successor, which would be a cool route for the next movie to go down (and predictably lead to more spinoffs).

Diesel also previously teased a new Riddick game to tie in with the upcoming sequel, which would be a follow-up to 2009's Assault On Dark Athena.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: TV And Film