The Riddick news just keeps on flying out. Vin Diesel keeps bringing the goods in the form of Facebook updates, but today’s reveal seems to come from more of an insider source. The Chronicles of Riddick star Karl Urban will apparently be reprising his role in David Twohy’s upcoming The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, according to Bloody Disgusting.
Urban will play Vaako, who in Chronicles was a high-ranking warrior among the marauding Necromongers, which Diesel’s Riddick takes control of toward the end of the movie. It’s unclear how the character will fit into the upcoming sequel, or even whose side he’ll be fighting on, given the way the previous Chronicles ended. One thing is certain though: this is great news for us fans.