By: John M Jerva
Not sure how this is happening but according to Vin Diesel, who has two films coming out in the next few months, a sequel to The Last Witch Hunter is currently in development at Lionsgate. Diesel, who has no shortage of franchises with the Fast And Furious films as well as the MCU, spoke with Collider where he dropped the news that a sequel is indeed in the works.
In the interview Diesel stated: “As an artist, the more experienced I get, the more I am appreciating just the fact that my work somehow finds you and that you get to experience it at your own time and at your own pace, and I’m less concerned – and maybe it’s because of accolades. Maybe it’s because I’m a part of Avengers or I’m a part of Disney, I’m a part of Guardians and I’m a part of Fast and I’ve had so much of that wonderful experience that I think the higher thinking becomes – when people tell me that they love the Witch Hunter, and they want to see Michael Caine and I go into another one, I go, ‘Wow!’”
Diesel added, “Lionsgate is coming and saying, ‘We’re putting a writer on for the next one.’ That’s kinda cool! … And this is just recent, by the way. But it’s funny that you mentioned Last Witch Hunter because I’m in a meeting with Lionsgate and they’re actively creating the sequel to The Last Witch Hunter.”
This all comes as a surprise but even though this film was supposed to open up for more films, the mediocre box office and poor reviews seemed to put a nail in the coffin but alas one should never say never and Diesel is one who can make it happen.
This does mean that a sequel won’t necessarily happen because many films have been in development and nothing has ever come to fruition so we will see what happens.
The original film saw Diesel “as an immortal witch hunter who must stop a plague from ravaging New York City.” Diesel started alongside acting icon Michael Caine.
In the meantime, Diesel has Bloodshot, which is another filming hoping for franchise rights opening this Friday and F9 hits this summer so Diesel fans have much to lookout for.
Keep it locked and loaded right here for more on this story! Check out the trailer for the first film below!