Get fifty shades of excited! The Fifty Shades of Grey sequels both have release dates. Fifty Shades Darker, the next film in the franchise, will come out on Feb. 10, 2017, about two years from the first film's release date. The third movie, Fifty Shades Freed, only needs one more year before it comes out — it will follow on Feb. 9, 2018. The release date news comes just as we learned that E.L. James's husband will write the sequel. Stay tuned for more details on the films!