’50 Shades of Grey’ Is Getting Darker

Well, depending on your views for the new movie, what follows is either good news or bad news.

During a press screening Friday of the new film 50 Shades of Grey to an audience full of fans, stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, director Sam Taylor-Johnson, and author E.L. James revealed that the sequels 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed would be quickly on their way. The sequels, while have not been confirmed when they would be released, will most likely have the cast reprising their roles and with Taylor-Johnson returning as well.

Based on James’ erotic novels of the same names, 50 Shades of Grey tells the story of Anastasia Steele, a 21-year old college student who is immediately interested in a 27-year old multi-million entrepreneur named Christian Grey after she interviews him for a story. As they continue to encounter each other more and more, their relationship deepens from mutual interest, to sex, to intense experimentation in sexual acts such as bondage, dominance, submission, and BDSM. The book has equally received praise and criticism for it’s depiction of sex and sadomasochism.

I have my opinions on both the book series and of the movie. I will reserve those opinions for when I write my review. What I will say is that it is far too early to be releasing statements for when sequels will be released when you don’t even know how the first one will fare. Haven’t I mentioned this before with other projects? Sony and Warner Bros. has both released announcements on the future film projects of Green Lantern and The Amazing Spider-man 2 before those films were released. Now both of those franchises are in trouble. How do you know for sure that you’re going to make these projects in the near future when you don’t even know what the reaction is going to be to the first one yet?

I won’t go much further into this for now, as too much has to be speculated in order to form a cohesive opinion. For now, let’s either excitefully or dreadfully look forward to 50 Shades of Grey’s release on Feb. 14 and let’s laugh as we look at people’s reactions to the announced sequels:


– David Dunn

SOURCE: Cosmopolitan, The Verge

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