The Vin Diesel extreme sports actioner, xXx was a sizeable hit in 2002 but the sequel missed out on the actor’s presence. But now xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is primed and ready to welcome the actor back to the fold.
Diesel will feature in the third film in the franchise following the rather forgettable xXx: State of the Union in 2005, which starred Ice Cube. And the film will see him reprise his role as extreme sports athlete turned superspy, Xander Cage.
Also expected to return is Samuel L. Jackson who featured as National Security Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons in both films. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will also feature Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, and Ruby Rose. D.J. Caruso has been confirmed to direct the action sequel, with filming expected to begin in Toronto as well as the Philippines.