Universal will be making a trilogy out of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ films after all. With only a few days left before the big premiere, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is trending to be one of the largest debuts of 2015, and the film’s director has just confirmed two more films are on the way.
The first film will release later this week, just in time for Valentine’s Day, but fans can count on two more films from the studio over the next few years, both based on the popular novels written by E.L. James.
Not only will Fifty Shades of Grey be returning to the big-screen for two more films, both stars of the original project have agreed to complete the trilogy. That includes Jamie Dornan as Mr. Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.
The current cast also includes Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband.
The two additional films will also be based on the work of E.L. James, who followed-up ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ with ‘Fifty Shades Darker,’ and finally ‘Fifty Shades Freed’. Universal did not offer a release window for the two new films at this time. The film’s current director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, is expected to direct both of the follow-up films to complete the trilogy.
Even before the film hits theaters this weekend it has been breaking records. The first record broken was for most YouTube views in 2014, Universal’s first trailer released from the project took that honor. The second record broken was for pre-sales leading up to the big Valentine’s Day debut, and the film is expected to have the largest opening so-far in 2015.
More information on the two, new film-adaptations will be released at a later date, as both films move closer to production.