Alas, like most things, Riddick was destined to come in threes. After all, a sequel isn't a sequel unless it's a trilogy. I'm not surprised that a bad movie has been greenlit for a sequel. No, I'm surprised that The Chronicles of Riddick has been greenlit for a sequel because it bombed at the box office. Universal shelled out $105 million for The Chronicles of Riddick, but it only took in $57.7 million. I'm no math whiz, but that doesn't add up.
|Original artwork from The Chronicles of Riddick sequel|
The official plot summary for Riddick is listed below. You decide?
"Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction."