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xXx: Return of Xander Cage is an upcoming 2017 action film directed by D. J. Caruso and starring Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Rory McCann and Samuel L. Jackson. It is a sequel to the 2002 film xXx and 2005 film xXx: State of the Union, though more in line with the former one. The film will be released by Paramount Pictures on January 20, 2017.

This will also mark the first film produced by Revolution Studios in ten years since 2007’s The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep.

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.In 2006, Although the character of Xander Cage was supposedly killed in the sequel to explain his absence, the character apparently survived as Vin Diesel has announced that he will be returning as Xander Cage in a second sequel, entitled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, which is slated for release in summer 2017.[2] Although the script is yet to be completed, Diesel has agreed to return and so has the director of xXx, Rob Cohen. Diesel has said that the style and music will also be similar to that of the original film, more of what the fans want, with an emphasis on extreme stunts and with a heavy metal soundtrack. Joe Roth is in talks to produce.[3] According to Cohen, he has also approached Sony, and “now we’re writing a script with the guys who wrote Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation. So we’ll do another Xander Cage XXX. We’ll bring it up to speed a bit and bring back the extreme sports guy who’s drafted to be a spy.”[4] On June 10, 2009, Cohen dropped out again for the second time. He was forced out to direct the action film Medieval. On August 26, 2009, SlashFilm announced that Ericson Core will be directing and production will start in early 2010.
In April 2010, it was revealed that the third film will be financed by Paramount Pictures instead of Sony, and will also be shot in 3D. Meanwhile, Rob Cohen returned as director.
Filming and Casting[edit]
In January 2014, Vin Diesel confirmed work on a sequel tentatively titled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. On August 23, 2015, Vin Diesel announced on his Instagram page that “While I was filming XXX, guys on set called me Air Diesel… The time to return has come. Filming starts December in the Philippines. #ILiveForThisShit…”. On October 10, 2015, it was reported that director D.J. Caruso will direct xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.Diesel announced on his Instagram account that UFC fighter Conor McGregor was cast in a role and Facebook that Jackson will be reprising his role as Gibbons. On January 1, 2016, Twitch reported that Tony Jaa, Jet Li and Deepika Padukone were cast in roles.[11] The following week, Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose were also cast. Dobrev would be playing a witty and sarcastic techie, while Padukone will play a huntress who happens to be Cage’s former lover. Rose will play a sniper.[13] Andrey Ivchenko was confirmed to be another villain in the film as one of the big bads Diesel is set to lock horns with, given that earlier reports revealed Li also joined the threequel as a potential adversary. It started filming later in January 2016 and it will be shot in Toronto, Hamilton, Dominican Republic and the Philippines.[14] It was rumored that Ice Cube, who played the protagonist Darius Stone in the second film (xXx: State of the Union in 2005), would reprise his role but has yet to be confirmed. On February 6, 2016, the director revealed on his Twitter account that Kris Wu had joined the cast, he also added that Wu would be playing a vital character. On February 12, 2016, reports brought in the news that Jet Li dropped out of the film and was replaced with Donnie Yen in the role of the main antagonist, Xiang.

On March 18, it was announced that Conor McGregor had dropped out of his planned appearance, to focus on training and the UFC. Brett Okamoto announced via Twitter, “As I mentioned on @SportsCenter, I’m told McGregor has canceled his planned appearance in Vin Diesel’s XXX film. Doesn’t want distraction.”[citation needed] On June 3 2016, it was revealed that Brazilian footballer Neymar joined to the film’s cast

Release[edit]
In February 2016, Paramount Pictures scheduled the film for a January 20, 2017 release date.

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Jump up ^ Brown, Todd (January 1, 2016). “Tony Jaa, Jet Li and Deepika Padukone Join Vin Diesel In XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE”. Twitch.
Jump up ^ Kroll, Justin (7 January 2016). “Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose in Talks to Join Vin Diesel for ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’”. Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
Jump up ^ Kit, Borys (January 7, 2016). “Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose in Talks to Join Vin Diesel in ‘XXX 3’ (Exclusive)”. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
Jump up ^ Brew, Simon (7 January 2016). “xXx 3 starts filming this month, Samuel L Jackson joins cast”. Den of Geek. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
Jump up ^ Collinson, Gary (January 25, 2016). “Rumour: Ice Cube to join Vin Diesel in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”. Flickering Myth. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
Jump up ^ “D.j. Caruso Twitter: New Cast Members!”. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
Jump up ^ “The Wrap: Chinese Superstar Kris Wu Joins Vin Diesel in ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’”.
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Jump up ^ Marsh, James (February 12, 2016). “Donnie Yen In, Jet Li Out Of XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE”. Twitch. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
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Jump up ^ McNary, Dave (February 24, 2016). “Vin Diesel’s ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ Gets January 2017 Release”. Variety.
External links[edit]
xXx: Return of Xander Cage at the Internet Movie Database
xXx: Return of Xander Cage at Rotten Tomatoes
xXx: Return of Xander Cage at Metacritic
xXx: Return of Xander Cage at AllMovie
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