‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’: Vin Diesel Shares On-Set Pics



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Vin Diesel has started work on his upcoming threequel to Rob Cohen’s 2002 actioner xXx, and he’s unveiled the first pictures from the set to celebrate.

Production on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is in full swing, with Diesel back in the titular role as the extreme sports athlete turned action hero.

Diesel took to Facebook with two behind-the-scenes pictures, one showing off an on-set look at an action sequence involving Xander, a motorcycle, and a bikini-clad model, and one featuring Diesel alongside director D.J. Caruso. Caruso has had experience directing slick studio fare before, helming Shia LaBeouf-starring thrillers Disturbia and Eagle Eye.



After the flop that was xXx: State of the Union, the Ice Cube-starrer that barely made over $26 million in the States, Revolution Studios is aiming to reboot the franchise as an action ensemble. Also cast in the film is Nina Dobrev, known for The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, and Aussie breakout model turned actress Ruby Rose. Samuel L. Jackson is reprising his role Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons and Jet Li is on board as one of the film’s villains.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is expected to be released sometime in 2017.

First day on the sound stage…Xander…

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The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built…

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