Vin Diesel Suits Up As ‘Riddick’ In New Set Photo

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Vin Diesel on the set of “Riddick“?

While we’re just happy to see that the movie is busy filming, we’re a bit confused by Diesel’s superhero style get-up. Is this the vengeance-seeking gear in Riddick’s part of the universe? We can’t wait to find out.

The image comes courtesy of Diesel’s Facebook page, where he thanked his fans for giving him the chance to make a new “Riddick” movie. “Grateful for the opportunity to make magic,” he wrote.

There has been a lot of activity recently prepping the upcoming film. “Battlestar Galactica” actress Katee Sackhoff joined the production as the female lead, Dahl, a Nordic mercenary tasked with hunting down Riddick. In addition, Jordi Molla is playing the movie’s villain, a man named Santana bent on killing Riddick. Karl Urban will reprise his role as Lord Vaako.

David Twohy returns to direct his third Riddick film. He helmed the previous two entries, “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick.” The movie does not have a set release date yet.

Here’s the official synopsis for the movie: “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.”

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