Exhibiting that fiery intensity and sexy unpredictability that made viewers puke with desire the first time around, Variety reports that the Fifty Shades Of Grey creative team will fulfill requests to go faster and harder by filming sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed back-to-back early next year.

Besides leaving the cast and crew sweaty, dazed, and humming with endorphins afterwards, the move is probably designed to ensure the participation of leads Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan‚ÄĒwho both re-negotiated their contracts after Fifty Shades Of Grey‚Äôs bow in February‚ÄĒin both films. Both sequels will, as we told you back in August, be directed by James Foley, who will presumably apply his expertise with brass balls differently than he did in Glengarry Glen Ross. (Butt stuff. We‚Äôre talking about butt stuff.)


Fifty Shades Darker is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017, and Fifty Shades Freed on February 9, 2018.