'Fifty Shades of Grey' Is Doing Something Different for the Two Sequels

Plus, both new films have release dates.

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Fifty Shades of Grey is coming back (yay, for the fans who can't get enough). But this time around, filmmakers are doing something new when it comes to the production of the film.

Variety reports (opens in new tab)  Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed will be filmed back-to-back, starting in 2016. The film also has a brand new director, James Foley, taking over from Sam Taylor-Johnson who departed the franchise in March (opens in new tab) . 

And despite anything you might have heard, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are back, baby. The two actors will return and pick up where they left off, which in case you forgot involves a lot of this (opens in new tab)this (opens in new tab), and this (opens in new tab)

There is a teaser trailer (opens in new tab) for Fifty Shades Darker although it's really not much more than Jamie putting on a masquerade mask like NBD. 

Both films have release dates too, so you can start planning your entire world around the days they movies come out. Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters Feb. 10, 2017, followed by Fifty Shades Freed on Feb. 9, 2018.

As for if there are plans to make new movies from the book based on Christian's perspective (opens in new tab) and what he thinks of his own penis, let's just say the world might not be ready for that yet. 

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