Dear Fifty Shades of Grey fans—this is a totally acceptable time to freak out.
Chairman of Universal Pictures Donna Langley made two huge announcements today. First of all, she revealed the release date for the sequel Fifty Shades Darker…but that’s not all. She also revealed the release date for the third installment of the franchise, Fifty Shades Freed.
Fifty Shades Darker is slated for a Feb. 10, 2017 release. Yeah, that’s almost two years away. Meanwhile, Fifty Shades Freed is targeting a Feb. 9, 2018 release date.
The author of the original trilogy of novels, E.L James, posted a first photo from the production set on Instagram to announce the good news to fans of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
Things have remained more stable in front of the camera, as Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are stepping back into the lead roles as Christian Grey, the multimillionaire entrepreneur who leads the naïve young student, Anastasia Steele, into the world of BDSM. The next two installments — which are being filmed back to back — see the couple joined by some new faces that spice up the story.
Kim Basinger has accepted to play Elena Lincoln in the sequel.
Fifty Shades of Grey had an extremely successful box office debut on February 13, garnering a whopping $85 million.
So, you are excited to hear the dates? Good. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a while until you see Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson get hot and heavy on the big screen again.