Vin Diesel has been talking about starring as Riddick for the third time in the eponymous new film which is set to be released on September 6.
Diesel, who has previously starred as the character in both Pitch Black and The Chronicles Of Riddick talked to Total Film about the third instalments similarities to the first film, stating, “Yeah, I think it’s fair to say there’s a lot of similarities with Pitch Black, which was something that the audience, the fans, really wanted.”
He also added, “They wanted us to leave the PG-13 behind and go back to an R. We all know how hard that is to do in Hollywood…”
Diesel also talked about his co-star in Riddick, which is a pooch who is his companion. Diesel stated, “The dog is in some ways my co-star, which is very Riddick.”
When asked whether it was like Mad Max, he joyfully responded, “It could look a little Mad Max-y. Funny you should say that. I remember back when we were shooting Pitch Black, one of the actors was saying, ‘Oh, this is just going to go to DVD. Why are we killing ourselves?’ And I remember the DP, David Eggby, saying, ‘I remember working on another movie where someone said that. It was called Mad Max!'”
The Pacifier star also talked about he prepares for the role, telling Entertainment Weekly, “I actually went upstate to the woods for about four months and just centered before playing this characters because he’s such a introspective character. The anti-social demeanor is something you have to work at, if you’re me.”
Diesel then discussed his relationship with Marvel, stating, “Marvel was excited about bring a different kind of relationship, a different kind of love story, I guess kind of inspired from the Dom-Letty relationship, into the Marvel universe.”
Are you looking forward to Riddick?