The third and final installment of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy was released in 2012, but according to a recent comment from author E.L. James, we may not have seen the last of the erotic saga.
While James, 50, has yet to comment on her official plans, the British author, and producer of the film adaptation of her best-selling adult novel, teased fans with a possible “Fifty Shades” sequel on social media this week. When prompted by a fan Thursday if she would ever reprise her characters Christian Grey (a BDSM-practicing billionaire) and Anastasia “Ana” Steele (his inexperienced lover) in print, James responded with a coy response on her official Twitter account.
“@E_L_James Mrs James, do you plan to write #fiftyshadesofgrey trilogy from #christiangrey face ir it’s rumors? [sic],” asked one Twitter fan. James' response: “Never say never.”
Following her hint of a possible “Fifty Shades” spinoff from Grey’s point of view (the three previous books were told from Steele's perspective), fans shared their excitement. “That would be a dream come true for a lot of us! We love you!” said one reader. “That would be most excellent!” agreed another fan, adding, “Would love to hear Christian’s point of view!” “In the words of Ana, "Oh......please!!" yet another follower posted Thursday.
James last spoke out about the possibility of a fourth "Fifty Shades" book in November 2012, telling the Hollywood Reporter that the idea is always in the back of her mind. "I have to think about it," James said, adding, "I have to really think about Christian's point of view. So it's about what to do next."
Earlier, James shared her professional advice on writing romance novels to future authors via Twitter Thursday. “How do you go about writing your sex scenes? Like how were you able to portray the feelings in that moment? #imstuck,” one user questioned James and fellow romance writer, "Crossfire" series author, Sylvia Day. “Get the choreography right first… feelings should follow,” James posted, later adding, “If you want to capture your characters feeling is to think why are they having sex with each other?”
The first “Fifty Shades of Grey” book was released in 2011, followed by “Fifty Shades Darker" the same year and “Fifty Shades Freed“ in 2012. In November, the film adaptation of the first book began shooting in Vancouver, Canada. The film’s leads, actors Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Ana Steele), were last spotted filming jogging scenes on location in Vancouver on Jan. 29. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is currently scheduled for a February 2015 U.S. theater debut.