FIFTY SHADES FREED hits theaters this Friday… just in time for Valentine’s Day. This Friday brings with it the debut of Fifty Shades Freed, the climax of the worldwide phenomenon. The cinematic adaptations of the best-selling novels by author E.L. James have grossed almost a billion dollars worldwide and Fifty Shades Freed is poised to win its opening weekend. While Fifty Shades Freed is ostensibly the trilogy-capper, as with any popular franchise, there are always questions about a potential continuation as well as future installments. But it seems that if there is to be another Fifty Shades movie, it will be without star Jamie Dornan. When discussing the possibility of more films after Fifty Shades Freed, the actor had this to say:
I don’t think there’s any chance. I mean, there’s no other books. Erika wrote the first two books from Christian’s perspective, but I guess we’ve already seen, done those films — the same stories — so they won’t do that again. Unless Erika keeps writing; but, Dakota and I, particularly me, are getting too old for this.
Dornan plays Christian Grey and acknowledged the significance of the movies -but admitted his optimism about future work.
“It’s tough in some respects, but it’s also really nice and kind of bittersweet, I guess,” he told ET.
“I think when you finish any movie or TV series or whatever, you’ve invested so much [time] into the character and the job itself and the other actors and the crew.”
He added: “That’s sort of tenfold if it’s a sequel or trilogy of films. For the most part, we had the same crew back [and] obviously the same actors back, so you’re that much more invested in these people and their lives and that much more closer to them. So, it makes it harder to say goodbye.
February 9, 2018
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day 2018.
Fifty Shades Freed is directed by Fifty Shades Darker’s James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by James.
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman, Arielle Kebbel, Robinne Lee, Brant Daugherty and Marcia Gay Harden
Directed By: James Foley
Produced By: Michael De Luca, E L James, Dana Brunetti, Marcus Viscidi