10 Upcoming Movie Sequels That Really Aren't Wanted

9. Riddick 4: Furya

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As a standalone movie, 2000's Pitch Black is a compelling mixture of sci-fi, action, and horror. It takes place on a planet that falls into total darkness, allowing a race of nocturnal creatures to hunt down the survivors of a spaceship crash - among them, Vin Diesel's Riddick, who just so happens to possess the ability to see in the dark.

It didn't do anything at the box-office and received a middling response from critics, but over time, it became something of a cult classic, and this led to the development of two sequels: The Chronicles Of Riddick in 2004, and Riddick in 2013.

The script for the next entry - tentatively titled Riddick 4: Furya - is apparently ready to go, so expect to see it within the next couple of years.

Why It Isn't Wanted

Quite how the Riddick franchise got this far is anyone's guess. The first film didn't make a splash whatsoever, and even worse, the second film was a critical and box-office flop, with audiences making it abundantly clear that they do not care about this series.

Vin Diesel has an annoying habit of trying to turn unpopular movies into big franchises (something we'll see again later), and Riddick is one of them. He simply lacks the charm and screen presence of fellow franchise-machine Dwayne Johnson, so it's hard to get excited about watching Diesel grunt his way through another entry in a series that should've ended with dignity over two decades ago.


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