According to a press release, Riddick is surprised to find the residents of his planet not only alive and having survived the Necromonger’s attacks, but valiantly fighting a new enemy. Here’s the official synopsis:
In “Riddick: Furya,” Riddick finally returns to his homeworld, a place he barely remembers and one he fears might be left in ruins by the Necromongers. But there he finds other Furyans fighting for their existence against a new enemy. And some of these Furyans are more like Riddick than he could have ever imagined.
There was one sentence of plot description that jumped out to me and it is this: “And some of these Furyans are more like Riddick than he could have ever imagined.”
Maybe it’s all the current promo for “Fast X,” but this sure sounds like family to me. Or maybe it’s something even more sci-fi-weird. What if it’s a bunch of Riddick clones? I don’t know if even our top-tier IMAX and Dolby screens can handle multiple Vin Diesels, but if that is indeed the direction they’re going here then it’s a wild swing. Can’t say I’m a fan of the wild swings the other sequels have taken, but at this point, the mystique of Riddick as a character is long gone, so if they’re going to make more, then bring on the weird ideas, I say.
David Twohy will once again direct, and Diesel will star and produce under his One Race Films company.