The highly-anticipated "Fifty Shades Of Grey" sequel, "Fifty Shades Darker," began filming in Vancouver this week — and it sent fans into a tizzy.
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan returned to Gastown to get things rolling, reprising their roles as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
Luke Grimes, Bella Heathcote, and Eric Johnson were also spotted on set. Heathcote plays Leila Williams — Grey's ex-lover — while Grimes plays the millionaire's brother, Elliot.
Eric Johnson plays Christian Grey's rival, Jack Hyde.
The cast and crew shot the original movie in Vancouver in 2014. The city's tourism agency even promoted locations used in the film, suggesting that tourists "rub up" against the "sensual spots" the next time they swung through the area.
A rainy jogging scene shot on the famous Stanley Park Seawall was a particular fan favourite. (We'll leave it to you to check out why.)
"Fifty Shades Darker" is set for release in 2017.
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Ana Steele does not want to get into the car. Fifty Shades Darker filmed a scene of Ana (Dakota Johnson) coming out of her Seattle apartment aka Gastown. Christian Grey’s chauffeur Jason Taylor (Max Martini) opens the door for her but she walks away. Something this tells me this is early on in Fifty Shades Darker. Fifty Shades Darker had planned a big overnight shoot tonight but big rainstorms in Vancouver forced a change of plans to a series of smaller scenes at Ana’s apartment. How is Jason Taylor going to explain this to his boss? 😰😰😰 ✨ via YVRSHOOTS/ Twitter ✨ #dakotajohnson #anastasiasteele #damie #FiftyShadesDarker #FiftyShadesFreed #latersbaby #gastown #Vancouver #canada