As two of his major franchises near their conclusion, one might expect Vin Diesel to feel concerned about the prospect of finding his next successful sequel. However, he reassures everyone that he always has an IP in development, ready to be unveiled when the time is right.
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While it hasn’t been confirmed, the fact so many Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans have dubbed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as their swansong might lead you to believe that Diesel’s Groot would be following suit, even if he does keep teasing that additional plans are in store for the sentient tree.
Not only that, but he’s only got two more appearances as Dominic Toretto to go before The Fast Saga finally runs out of gas, but we know better than to expect the gravel-throated action hero to recede quietly into the night and try his hand at something original or outside of his wheelhouse.
Instead, he’s back with more concept art from the fourth Riddick adventure, which we at least know is happening for real this time after it entered active development a full decade after Diesel had first brought it up.
Of course, Riddick doesn’t even exist in the same stratosphere as the MCU or Fast & Furious in terms of popularity or box office drawing power, but that’s never stopped Diesel before. If it hits big, then you can bet your ass he’ll be trying to get a fifth one off the ground as fast as possible, especially when he’s the one that owns the rights to the character.
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