Vin Diesel’s role as Dick Riddick in the 2000 film Pitch Black was one of his most well-known roles before he became Groot and drove cars through skyscrapers. In between his other more well-known projects, Diesel has reprised the role a few times, most recently in the weird space opera The Chronicles of Riddick in 2004. With 2013’s Riddick, it seemed like the series was over, but Diesel is ready to put on those goggles once more now that his Fast series is coming to an end.
Another installment in the Pitch Black series is in the works. The film, titled Riddick: Furya, will feature Diesel and David Twohy, who also wrote and directed the previous two films. Twohy and the brothers Ken and Jim Wheat co-wrote the first version of Pitch Black.) Twohy stated that it was time to “honor [the fans’] call to action with Riddick: Furya. […] This new big-screen event will see a return to Riddick’s homeworld, where we finally get to explore Riddick’s genesis.”
Riddick will return to Furya, his home world, in the movie, according to the trailer. Furya is said to have been destroyed by the Necromongers, religious extremists who were previously the antagonists of Chronicles. Riddick did away with that ending by having them attempt to assassinate him after he did not swear into their faith. That film ended with Riddick becoming their leader. Now that Riddick is back on his home turf, he discovers that some of the survivors of his race are fighting a new enemy, so it’s time for him to do what he does best.
There have been two video games, motion comics, and an anime adaptation of the larger Riddick franchise. It wouldn’t be surprising if Riddick: Furya becomes the stepping stone to a larger expansion effort for the series, given how the Fast series has gradually become its own mega-series and how easily he adapts to other mediums.Topics #Pitch Black movie #Riddick #Vin Diesel