Workaholic Vin Diesel Is Bringing Back Prodigious Ass-Kicker Riddick for a New Show and Movie

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Vin Diesel is like a bald, muscular Energizer Bunny who kills lots of bad guys. He just doesn't stop. In addition to starring roles in the upcoming Furious 9 and XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Diesel will also be reprising the role that helped him become an action star. The actor announced on Instagram that Riddick, the ass-kicking anti-hero who knows how to hunt and kill people incredibly well despite being sorta blind, will return in a new movie, Furia, written by David Twohy, as well as a series called Merc City "that will follow the Mercs and Bounty Hunters of the Riddick Universe." Ain't no rest for the Diesel. To paraphrase Mr. Kanye West, Diesel would rather be a Riddick than a swallower.