A Third “xXx” To Begin Filming Soon?

Though it has been ten years since the sequel and thirteen years since he last starred in the franchise, Vin Diesel has revealed that a third film in the “xXx” film series is not only on the way but has lined up a December start of filming date.

The original film starred Diesel as Xander Cage, an extreme sports enthusiast recruited by the Government to become a special agent. The film essentially tried to give a big ol’ finger to the James Bond films, was critically panned, but made nearly $300 million from a $70 million budget.

Diesel opted out of returning for the follow-up which starred Ice Cube in the lead role. That film bombed BIG time with a global gross of just $71 million and far more shocking reviews.

Diesel mentioned the news of a third film’s start date in a social media posting over the weekend, not the first time he’s done this. Just over two years ago Diesel used his Facebook page to first mention that Xander Cage could be making a comeback despite seemingly dying in a DVD extra for the first film and being mentioned as dead in 2005’s “xXx: State of the Union”.

Those comments followed on from remarks by the original “xXx” director Rob Cohen back in 2012 who was talking about a potential 3D “xXx” film back in 2012 and said it would involve Cage facing a fraternal twin brother and sister up to no good.

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