Sam Taylor Johnson said:
"Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that. I forged close and lasting relationships with the cast, producers and crew and most especially, with Dakota and Jamie. While I will not be returning to direct the sequels, I wish nothing but success to whoever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three."Sam did an amazing job with 'Fifty Shades of Grey', making over $500 million worldwide.
Thank you Sam for your hard work and dedication!