Jamie Dornan will in fact return for the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, his rep confims, shooting down rumors that he has jumped ship from the box office smash.
Despite reports that Jamie Dornan thinks Dakota Johnson sucks and was planning on trying to exit the controversial film franchise, he is not doing so.
His rep confirmed that, if and when a sequel is announced, he is not leaving Fifty Shades of Grey. Rather, he will reprise his role as billionaire Christian.
“Jamie is delighted that the film has been breaking box office records worldwide," and when, as expected, Fifty Shades Darker is announced, he's all in.
"Whilst the studio has not made any formal announcements about sequels, he is looking forward to making the next film," Dornan's rep told Us Weekly.
The franchise’s first installment has already brought in more than $400 million worldwide, so a sequel seems inevitable, despite in-fighting and bad reviews.
British author E.L. James, who penned the best-selling erotic novels, wrote two other books in the trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
Following the first film’s release, there were rumors that Jamie’s wife, Amelia Warner, was incredibly uncomfortable with the film’s raunchy sex scenes.
Maybe she is, but it's unclear how much so, and clearly the rumors that this would somehow cause him to try to back out of his contract were false.
Fans who spent years debating who should play Christian Grey might not be thrilled by the news. Can you imagine if the role were recast? Again?
Dornan was initially the second choice for the role after Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam bailed early on, and has gotten a mixed response from fans.
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