The final film of the Fifty Shades franchise, Fifty Shades Freed, just released a one-minute teaser trailer along with the first poster. If you’re still into the Fifty Shades series after films one and two, you’ll want to check out what Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are up to in this third film which finds Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele tying the note. Fifty Shades Darker director James Foley returned to complete the trilogy based on the bestselling books by E L James. Niall Leonard adapted James’ book for the screen and James, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi produced the adult romance.
In addition to Dornan and Johnson, the Fifty Shades Freed cast includes Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman, Arielle Kebbel, Robinne Lee, Brant Daughterty, Kim Basinger, and Marcia Gay Harden. Universal Pictures is planning a February 8, 2018 theatrical release.
The studio hasn’t released an official synopsis.
The first film of the series, Fifty Shades of Grey, was released on February 13, 2015. The R-rated film was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and grossed $85 million domestically over its opening weekend. Fifty Shades of Grey went on to collect $166 million domestically, ringing up $571 million worldwide before exiting theaters. Fifty Shades Darker followed on February 10, 2017, posting box office numbers that were only half of the original film’s domestic opening weekend ticket sales. Fifty Shades Darker ultimately grossed $378 million before ending its theatrical run.
Critics haven’t been kind to either film, with Fifty Shades of Grey sitting at 25% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes while Fifty Shades Darker only found 17 critics out of 169 that gave the film a positive review.