Ice Cube Might Be Returning For “xXx 3”?

Over a decade ago, Sony Pictures and Revolution Studios wanted to do a sequel to “xXx” but hadn’t locked down Vin Diesel to return, the actor proving busy filming “The Pacifier”. As a result, rapper and actor Ice Cube was recruited to take on the role of Darius Stone to lead the sequel titled “xXx: State of the Union”.

Now, Moviehole reports that Cube is being sought to reprise his role of Stone for the about to film “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” and that the character will be much more fun this time around: “very funny, lots of great lines and he gets in on some terrific action sequences” says the site’s source.

Deepika Padukone, Conor McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson, Jet Li, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose also star in the new “xXx” film which D.J. Caruso will direct from a script by F. Scott Frazier. Shooting kicks off next month ahead of a 2017 release.