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Jonathan Borge
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:15 pm

Itching to pay Mr. Christian Grey another visit? We're afraid you'll have a bit of a wait.

The first sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, titled Fifty Shades Darker, is slated to hit theaters on February 10, 2017, Universal Pictures announced Thursday. The franchise's third film, Fifty Shades Freed, will be released 365 days later.

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While it will require a little patience before you can watch Jamie Dornan in action as Christian Grey, Access Hollywood has posted the sequel's first promo image (below) on Twitter---and the shot of the masked actor definitely delivers.

Still not satisfied? Take comfort that you'll be able to watch the original Fifty Shades of Grey on repeat when it becomes available on DVD May 8.

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