While promoting Riddick at Comic-Con 2013, franchise star Vin Diesel revealed that he sometimes feels guilty about playing such a vile character on the big screen.
During the panel for the upcoming flick, the action hero said that having kids has changed his perspective a little. This causes him to feel pangs of guilt whenever Riddick decides to get bloody.
“What’s inside of Riddick is so scary. When I watch the character, there’s a part of me that feels guilty for having such a darkness in that character. And I look at what he’s doing and I go, ‘That wasn’t cool. You shouldn’t have killed that guy,'” Vin Diesel explained.
According to The Wrap, the actor and director David Twohy were convinced that a studio wouldn’t give them money for another installment in the long-running franchise. Instead of trying to sway Hollywood executives, the pair decided to finance the feature independently.
In addition to discussing the ins and outs of making the movie, Vin Diesel opened up about his love of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Zap2It reports that the actor used his experience with the game to become a “dungeon master” for the Riddick franchise.
“It was this wonderful game. We would all act out these characters that we were playing and it didn’t take more than a couple of hours before you really believed you were this witch hunter,” the actor explained.
Riddick is currently slated to arrive in theaters across North America on September 6. In addition to Diesel, the sequel stars Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk, and Keri Hilson.
What do you think about the comments Vin Diesel made at the San Diego Comic-Con 2013? Are you planning to catch Riddick in theaters later this year?
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