The development of Riddick 4: Furya has slowly been picking up steam. It was first announced back in 2014 that Universal Pictures wished to move forward with a fourth installment of the Riddick franchise. In 2015, Vin Diesel announced Riddick 4 would be titled Furya and confirmed it was a rated-R film. Since then, the movie has stalled in pre-production, and Vin Diesel has focused on his other titular character Dom Toretto in his lucrative Fast & Furious franchise.
The Riddick franchise’s first three movies, Pitch Black (2000), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), and Riddick (2013) were by no means critically acclaimed or blockbuster hits. However, the popularity of the Riddick character has accumulated a vast fanbase that allowed the franchise to expand beyond its films. The character also has two fairly popular first-person stealth video games, an anime series, a comic book series, and a Riddick Spinoff Show called Merc City is currently in development.
Riddick 4 FINALLY Moving Forward With Vin Diesel 10 Years Later
After years of sharing their hopes to return, Riddick 4 is finally moving forward with Vin Diesel returning 10 years later.
Deadline has brought word that Vin Diesel is confirmed to be returning for Riddick 4. The announcement comes 10 years after the last film hit theaters, with franchise creator David Twohy returning to again write and direct the sci-fi action sequel. Twohy wrote about the sequel in the following statement:
Our legion of fans have demanded it for years, and now we’re finally ready to honor their call-to-action with Riddick: Furya. 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.
What Will be The Plot of Riddick 4: Furya?
The new film, which is confirmed to be titled Riddick: Furya, will follow Diesel’s character as he returns to his homeworld, a planet thought to be desolate due to the Necromongers’ galaxy-spanning quest for conquer seen in The Chronicles of Riddick. The new plot details tease that Diesel’s protagonist will find some remnants of the Furyan civilization still alive and fighting to retain their existence, leading him to team with his people to save their home. This largely lines up with Diesel’s previous teases that Riddick 4 would explore the character’s origins, a plot point similarly set up at the end of Riddick.
Vin Diesel has suggested Riddick 4: Furya will delve into the mysterious origins of his character, Riddick, as the Furyan fugitive finally discovers his homeworld of Furya. In The Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick’s homeworld Furya was described as a harsh world where only the strongest could survive. The storyboard slide Vin Diesel shared on Instagram showed Riddick in a spacesuit with a shocked expression on his face with a caption reading: “Scene 10 – The boy’s eyes shine just like Riddick’s.” Hinting the exploration of Riddick’s backstory might be done by introducing other characters like him on his homeworld, such as this mysterious boy that has left Riddick stunned.
Who Will be Back in The Cast of Riddick 4:Furya?
Alongside movie star Vin Diesel, the writers and directors of the first three films will also be returning for Riddick 4: Furya. Riddick 4: Furya will be written and directed by the same creators of the first three films. David Twohy will direct and co-write alongside Jim Wheat and Ken Wheat. Furya is still in the early stages of development, so no casting has commenced or at least been made public. However, the screenplay was completed in 2021, and a recent Instagram post from Vin Diesel suggests that pre-production has moved on to the storyboarding phase.
When will be released?
Riddick 4: Furya may still be a few years away from being released. Vin Diesel is currently busy filming Fast X, which has seen its own number of setbacks with the departure of director Justin Lin. It has also been determined Vin Diesel wishes to film Fast X and Fast 11 back to back and finish Dom’s Fast Saga story before continuing on his next chapter with Riddick. With this in consideration, filming for Riddick 4: Furya may not commence until early-mid 2023, which would slate it for a 2024 release.