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 Post subject: xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:15 pm 
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xXx Sequel Cast Includes Tony Jaa, Jet Li and Deepika Padukone

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Jan 01, 2016

We previously learned that Samuel L. Jackson would be returning as NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons and that UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor would also have a role in the xXx sequel, and now twitch is reporting that the xXx sequel cast also includes international action stars Jet Li and Tony Jaa, as well as Indian star Deepika Padukone.

Terminator Salvation scribes Michael Ferris and John Brancato provided the most recent draft of the script, with Furious series mastermind Neal H. Moritz on deck to produce and D.J. Caruso directing.

Vin Diesel starred as leading man Xander Cage in 2002’s XXX. Although a sequel, XXX: State of the Union, hit theaters in 2005 and starred Ice Cube, playing another XXX agent, Darius Stone, it failed to recapture the box office clout of the original.

Tentatively titled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, the third big screen actioner has been planned for years, but now it looks like it may finally be set to become a reality.


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Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose Join Vin Diesel in xXx 3

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January 7, 2016

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“The Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev and “Orange Is the New Black’s” Ruby Rose are joining Vin Diesel in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Ruby Rose herself confirmed the casting on Instagram and said: “I am so excited to be joining the XXX family. Start shooting ( excuse the pun ) next feb in Toronto.”

We previously learned that Samuel L. Jackson would be returning as NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons and that UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has a role in the xXx sequel as well. The trade confirmed the earlier rumor that Indian star Deepika Padukone is in talks but made no mention of international action stars Jet Li and Tony Jaa. We’ll have to wait and see if they are really on board.

The trade adds that Dobrev will play a witty and sarcastic techie while Padukone will play a huntress who happens to be Cage’s former lover. Rose will play a sniper.

F. Scott Frazier provided the most recent draft of the script, which will be directed by D.J. Caruso. Diesel and Joe Roth are producing with Jeff Kirschenbaum and Samantha Vincent, who is also Diesel’s sister.

Filming starts later this month in Toronto and the Philippines. The project does not have a distributor yet, but Paramount Pictures may pick it up.


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 Post subject: Re: xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:40 am 
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Is someone's name "Xander Cage"? That sounds like middle school fan fiction.

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shishalzafrazz wrote:
Is someone's name "Xander Cage"? That sounds like middle school fan fiction.


I haven't seen any of the xXx movies, but Xander Cage is apparently the name of the character that Vin Diesel played in the first movie.


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 Post subject: Re: xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
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Ice Cube's name in the sequel was Darius Stone. They don't fart around with the cheesy names.

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 Post subject: Re: xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
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Jet Li Confirmed For xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage

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January 19, 2016

Jet Li has officially joined the cast of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter. Although the actor and martial artist was rumored to be a part of the project back on New Year’s day, a subsequent xXx3 update did not mention Jet Li’s involvement, leaving some to fear that contract negotiations had fallen through. Today’s update appears to lock Jet Li’s involvement, however, with the trade reporting that the actor will play, “the leader of his own team [who] will square off against Diesel”.

Jet Li was most recently on the big screen as part of the ensemble cast of The Expendables 3. There, he again reprised his franchise role as martial arts specialist Yin Yang.

Filming on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will begin later this month in Toronto and the Philippines. The film itself does not yet have a release date, but check back for updates as they become available.


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