Vin Diesel has entered negotiations to star in a fourth and fifth movie in the 'Chronicles of Riddick' series.

The 'Fast And The Furious' actor confirmed he has already held talks with Universal Pictures about reprising his role as anti-hero Richard B. Riddick in the sci-fi film franchise, and he is ''excited'' about the prospect of the series being extended.

In a post on his Facebook page, he wrote: ''I think they are liking what they are seeing... haha, cause they asked when both 'Underverse' and 'Furya' would be ready to make and release... haha... now that's a ways in the future but it is exciting. (sic)''

The 44-year-old actor recently wrapped on the third film in the franchise, 'The Chronicles Of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking', and he revealed the movie is set to be released early next year despite previous plans for the movie to come out at the end of 2012.

He wrote: ''The studio said the earliest they could release the new ''Riddick'' is in January... was hoping for 2012... but, it's on the horizon.''

The forthcoming 'Riddick' motion picture is written and directed by David Twohy, and country singer Keith Urban looks set to reprise his role as Vaako, with Katee Sachoff and Jordi Molla also in line to star in the project.