Fifty Shades Darker is the sequel to the widely popular Fifty Shades of Grey that was released a couple of years ago, but it seems that the producers and directors are having a hard time getting the filming started. According to online reports, the filming for the new movie has been delayed, again. This time, it appears that the personal life of Dornan could be to blame, however there have not been any official reports from the studio.
The filming was supposed to start in Vancouver at the beginning of next month, but it was moved out again, but only one week this time around. If nothing else stops the filming process, it looks like it will be on schedule to start on the fifteenth of next month. Most would assume that when someone’s personal life gets in the way of a movie as big as Fifty Shades Darker, that it is likely a bad thing. That is not the case this time as it was reported that Dornan and his wife are expecting another baby soon.
It is not clear what the exact due date is for the baby, however, that has just been used as one reason the filming might have been moved back one week. According to a couple of other sources, there is also a few holes in the cast list. Roles for Mrs. Robinson, Leila Williams and Jack Hyde have yet to be cast at this point.
That is one thing that could also force the filming to be delayed, or at least take longer as the main cast would have to go back to re-film the parts these role are for. Now that the books are on top of the selling charts and the first movie is breaking more than records, actors and actresses are lining up to see if they can be a part of the franchise. Actors like Ian Somerhalder, Charlize Thron, Theo James, Alexis Bledel and Cara Delevignge. None of them have committed to the roles, however it was rumored that they were on the list.
This is not the first time that the delays happened either. According to another online source, the first delay came into play when the director of the first movie left the team because he was not on the same page as the author E.L. James. Without having a director, the sequel was hitting rocks before it even got started. In the meantime, James Foley has been hired to take on the Fifty Shades Darker movie and the last one called, Fifty Shades Freed. It was a rough stretch, but now with a director in place, the production can finally start.