“Fifty Shades Darker” might have added a different twist to its storyline. In contrast to the E.L. James novel of the same title, Christian and Ana already appear to be happy newlyweds in the movie.
The lovers, portrayed by actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, are currently filming in Vancouver, Canada. Both are wearing wedding rings on the set, ET Online reported. Moreover, their playful act on camera seemed to give off the “just married” vibe.
ET Online also pointed out that the second novel ended with Ana’s acceptance of Christian’s proposal. Their marriage would only take place in book three entitled “Fifty Shades Freed.”
The sequel began production in February, Mail Online reported. “Fifty Shades Darker” is a follow up to the 2015 movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Though the first installment broke box-office records, it didn’t fare well with critics.
The publication recalled that the movie won five Razzies or Golden Raspberry Awards. It won Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Screen Combo, and Worst Screenplay. “Fifty Shades of Grey” shared Worst Picture recognition with “Fantastic Four.”
Despite the bad reviews, it went on to earn more than US$571 million (AU$742 million). That’s not a bad profit for a movie that had an approximate budget of US$40 million (AU$52 million). Mail Online cited these figures published by Box Office Mojo.
Anticipation for the sequel is building up. Teasers of the hot movie scenes between Christian and Ana certainly give fans something to think about while waiting. The recent addition of hottie Hugh Dancy to the cast would likely appeal to them as well. PopSugar shared a slideshow featuring the other new characters to the sequel. Kim Basinger appears as Christian’s former lover while Bella Heathcote will play his ex-submissive. “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Hoechlin will star as Ana’s co-worker.
“Fifty Shades Darker” will heat up theatres on February 10, 2017.