Vin Diesel confirms Riddick 4 will be an origins movie

The one man marketing machine known simply as Vin Diesel has been at it again. The actor recently revealed via Instagram that he's working on both a new Riddick TV show and movie, with the latter to be titled Furia. Now the actor has updated his Facebook page - which has close to 100 million likes - with a video that gives us a few more details on his plans for Riddick's fourth cinematic adventure, which will apparently be an origin story for the Furyan antihero. Check out the video below...

Posted by Vin Diesel on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"I couldn't have done Riddick, because I just had [my daughter] Pauline nine months ago, so whenever I'm a fresh dad, I can't go to that dark place," Diesel said. "But, if you give me a little time, if you let me make sure all my little angels are walking, 12 months to get us all lined up, we could be looking at starting Riddick early 2017."

Although 2017 may seem like a long way away, that doesn't mean audiences will be left wanting when it comes to Diesel on the big screen. The next film on his docket is Fast and Furious 8 - which will be helmed by Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray - and we also know that both he and Samuel L. Jackson will be returning to the xXx franchise.

Both of those franchises will likely be straying on the PG-13 side of things, but that may not be the case for Furia. David Twohy who has directed all the films in the franchise, also appears in the video to confirm that "it will be rated R". We approve!

Images: Universal Pictures

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