Newswire: Fifty Shades Of Grey sequels set sexy, contractually obligated release dates
Fifty Shades Of Grey didn’t stun anybody when it performed strongly in the box office. In fact, with its somewhat lukewarm sexuality and bondage, Fifty Shades Of Grey didn’t shock anybody, period, except that one lady who accidentally led her grandkids into a screening, intending to see Paddington. So we’ll toss another log of obviousness onto the bonfire of predictability: the two Fifty Shades sequels will be released a year apart, on successive Valentine’s Day weekends.
Fifty Shades Darker should compel audiences to squint at some pretty inky hues on February 10, 2017, while Fifty Shades Freed could celebrate the emancipation of monochromatic tints (and the marital enslavement of Anastasia Steele) on February 9, 2018.
Of course, all of this is predicated on the assumption that Universal will get its whips and chains in order. With creator E.L. James nipple-clamping down on creative oversight, and …