As “Fifty Shades of Grey” takes over the minds of fans worldwide as Valentine’s Day draws near, a bigger ruckus practically exploded as film director Sam Taylor-Johnson announces that coming up on screen soon will be the two sequels of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
During the movie’s fan screening event in the Zeigfeld Theatre in New York on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, Taylor-Johnson announced that the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” will soon be succeeded by its book source’s two sequels, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.” Joining Johnson in the event were the movie’s stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, as well as the book trilogy’s author, E. L. James.
According to MTV News, the fans present at the event actually freaked out upon hearing the announcement. Not surprisingly, the news also had the fans taking over many social media sites like Twitter and Instagram.
As of the moment, Universal, the movie’s distributor, has yet to released any formal announcements regarding the “Fifty Shades” sequels.
Rumours of upcoming movie sequels have been on the rise since it has been revealed that the movie is closing in on a $60 million advanced ticket sale for its release this coming weekend. According to a previous report in Deadline, the online ticketing site Fandango has just recently revealed that “Fifty Shades of Grey” has become the fastest selling R-rated movie in its entire 15 years of ticket selling.
In another note, rumours of a fourth “Fifty Shade” book have also surfaced. According to IBTimes US, fans have flocking on James’ Twitter account to ask if a fourth book is really in the works. At some point, James replied, “Never say never.” Moreover, during a 2012 interview with The Hollywood Reporter (THR), James responded on the odds of her writing the fourth book.
“I have to think about it. I have to really think about Christian’s point of view. So it’s about what to do next,” James told THR.
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