Rumors about “Fifty Shades Darker” being delayed have surfaced online countless times, but these remained unconfirmed. According to some recent reports, however, its release might be moved again to another date because of Jamie Dornan’s family issues.
Filming for the Fifty Shades sequel was supposed to begin in early February, notes Master Herald. However, it was moved to the second week instead. This could mean that the production team would start filming on or after Feb. 15 and the original release date might be affected.
Some reports suggest that the filming has been postponed because Dornan and wife Amelia Warner are expecting to have their second baby anytime soon. Since they haven’t announced the baby’s due in public, different sites are assuming that this could be the main reason filming had to move one week behind its original schedule.
Other sites claimed that the movie had other setbacks that caused its delay. An earlier report revealed that the production team is still in search for actors to play the roles of Jack Hyde, Mrs. Robinson and Leila Williams.
Fans of the Fifty Shades trilogy would want “The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder to play as Jack Hyde while “Divergent” lead actor Theo James has been rumored to portray the character as well. Meanwhile, Cara Delevingne and Charlize Theron could be playing the role of Leila Williams and Mrs. Robinson, respectively.
The other problem mentioned is when “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson left the team. However, this issue has been resolved after “House of Cards” director James Foley replaced Johnson, as Variety reported. He will also helm the third movie, “Fifty Shades Freed.”
While nothing much has been revealed about its official characters, the plot is said to be more intimate and revealing compared to the first motion picture.
“Fifty Shades Darker” is still slated to be released on Feb. 10, 2017.