The “Fifty Shades” franchise has officially wrapped up filming in Vancouver. The news was delivered by executive producer E.L. James via her social media account.
James took to her official Instagram account earlier this week to congratulate director James Foley, who is helming the last two movies to complete the trilogy. The “Fifty Shades Darker” movie which is the sequel to the 2015’s hit “Fifty Shades of Grey” is being filmed back-to-back with “Fifty Shades Freed,” which will serve as the final piece in the series.
“And that’s wrap Vancouver. Thank you to the most fantastic crew and production team. You are all amazing.” she wrote alongside a selfie of her and Foley with the film set as the backdrop. James later followed it with a photo of the Vancouver skyline captioning it with, “Gonna miss this view.”
While filming in Vancouver has finished, that does not mean that the films are all done. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, the shoot had to relocate to Seattle where the book was originally set to film some exterior scenes. Furthermore, a supposed overseas shoot is said to also be in the pipeline, which could only be taken as Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian’s (Jamie Dornan) honeymoon.
In “Freed,” the unconventional couple finally tied the knot and went on almost a month-long trip to Europe. It is, however, unclear whether they would follow the novel religiously, but reports have confirmed that the production is planning to film some scenes in Paris. The location shoot was supposed to take place in in the first six days of the month; however, no proof has been released that suggests that it has already rolled out.
Despite “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” being shot back-to-back, their release dates are a year apart from each other. “Darker” will come out Feb. 10, 2017, while “Freed” will hit theaters Feb. 9, 2018.