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Riddick Gets a New Nemesis with Jordi Molla

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Riddick's a wanted man throughout the galaxy, and the latest bad guy hot on his trail could be the famous Spanish actor Jordi Molla.

Molla would play yet another mercenary hunting down Riddick (Vin Diesel) on that crusty prison planet of Crematoria. As Santana, Molla would head up a group of mercs on the hunt for our eyeball-enhanced ex-con.

US audiences might be more familiar with Molla's work in the bananas actioner "Bunraku" and the less bananas Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz vehicle "Knight and Day," as well as "Colombiana" and "Blow."

Apparently, there are a lot of folks who want a piece of Riddick in the next installment of the franchise. Yesterday, news broke that "BSG" alum Katee Sackhoff has signed on the dotted line to play a mercenary as well, although it's not clear if she'll be part of Santana's crew or working on her own.

The third movie in the "Riddick" series has encountered a number of problems getting off the ground, including some financial problems that required Vin Diesel to take a pay cut. (Surely, some of that "Fast and Furious" cash will ease the pain.) Also, Vin seemed a little scared to revisit such a dark character; he wrote on Facebook, "the real issue is deeper. Can I suspend my life, to momentarily venture to that dark place... called Riddick."

They're casting the baddies first, which would certainly give us pause as well. Then, there's the issue of those pesky Necromongers. What's gonna be up with them? And who wants to go back to a planet called Crematoria?

Well, devoted fans of these sci-fi films, that's who.

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