New look at Vin Diesel in Riddick

The shirt is off once more

Riddick, the long-awaited sequel to Pitch Black and The Chronicles Of Riddick, has released a new image online, showing Vin Diesel’s titular anti-hero clutching some kind of tribal staff.

The new film finds Riddick cast away and left for dead on a barren, sun-scorched planet, upon which he appears to be the only living creature. Unhappily for him, however, that assessment soon turns out to be incorrect.

Pursued by a race of lethal alien predators, Riddick is left with no other option but to set off an emergency beacon… a beacon that alerts a group of ruthless mercenaries to his whereabouts. If the aliens don’t get him first, this lot surely will!

The new image shows Riddick carrying what looks like a staff made of bones. Could that be the skull of one of the aliens he’s slain? Could it even be the skull of the space jockey? Sorry, we’ve got that guy on the brain…

Riddick has yet to receive an official release date, although Diesel recently revealed that the earliest possible opening could be January 2013. He also mentioned that the studio is pleased with what they’ve seen, and further sequels have been discussed. Looks like Riddick is here to stay…


Would you be keen to see the Riddick franchise continue for a few more films? Tell us, below...

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    • Heisenberg

      May 8th 2012, 9:22

      I thought Vin Diesel would be way to old and, you know, manly looking for your tastes dalidab lol. But yeah, he has defo been hittin the gym since Fast Five, cant wait to see this.

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    • pdanyluk

      May 8th 2012, 11:38

      Vin Diesel should be Kratos.

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    • SiMan

      May 8th 2012, 12:31

      Okay, so Chronicles was a bit naff when compared to the original Pitch black, and the idea of Riddick coming up against some alien beasties again does sound a whole lot better. But, it just sounds like a re-hash of the first film's plot. Riddick has to get off a planet but there's some alien monsters in his way. Surely they could have come up with a better use of his 'i-can-see-in-the-dark' gimmick? Why not have him on board a massive space-cruiser full of mercenaries and have him scurrying about in the dark trying to get out.

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    • pingpong

      May 8th 2012, 14:23

      Shame that there's been such a long wait after chronicles. but I'm pleased to hear that they're talking more sequels.

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    • Ali1748

      May 8th 2012, 16:48

      I thought this was Total Film not Playgirl.

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    • Hadouken76

      May 8th 2012, 17:59

      Then why not go to the Playgirl site? Presumably they have one. Anyway....Riddick has always been a great character whose potenial was squandered after Pitch Black, but has translated better on games like Butcher Bay and Assault on Dark Athena.

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    • trist808

      May 9th 2012, 9:53

      Loved PItch Black, disappointed in Chronicles so I hope this can restore my faith in the franchise. I agree the computer games have continued the character-arc much better than the 2nd film did, hope this 3rd installment is as good as Pitch Black, looking forward to it :)

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    • ilikescifi

      May 9th 2012, 14:42

      More raw survivalist barren-alien-planet films please. can't remember Riddick. I loved Pitch Black it deserved a bigger budget. Vin looks unf

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    • Mattsimus

      May 10th 2012, 20:20

      Now thats the s**t im talking about! He always looks good, ok sported a bit of a gut in fast 4 n 5 but he still looked above average and now got back into shape and has his top off!!! Looking forward to another Riddick, I liked both films and thought Chronicles was a fun movie even if Pitch had the class! Im guessing this will be back to quality plus cos theyve taken so long to make it n Vin had to take a pay cut blah blah etc, moreover yeah he'd make a great Kratos although as of late I reckon how the Rock looked in Fast 5 was closer......Matt Out! XMX

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