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The director of Invincible has signed up to replace Rob Cohen (xXx, The Fast And The Furious) on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. This’ll be the third installment of the series that once claimed to be the James Bond for the 21st century, when in fact James Bond turned out to be the James Bond for the 21st century. The new xXx is being written by John Brancato and Michael Ferris (The Game, Terminator Salvation, Surrogates), with the script getting a polish from Richard Wilkes, screenwriter of the original.

Vin Diesel is reprising his role as Xander Cage (as the title suggests) replacing angry-faced Ice Cube who took over as a different character in the second film. Out of these two cultured thesps I definitely prefer Diesel as xXx…unless the enemies are launching slow-moving donuts in which case Ice Cube would be better suited.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will see Xander back at the National Security Agency after an eight-year hiatus, an eight years in which Diesel was starring in contemporary classics such as The Chronicles of Narnia Riddick, Babylon A.D., The Pacifier. The original xXx made a healthy $277 million worldwide, and his recent return to the Fast & Furious franchise netted $343m. But it’s this third installment that will be the true test of Vin’s remaining star power.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  • Eric said

    At the beginning of xXx 2 didn’t they state that Xander Cage was killed, which is the reason why Ice Cube was dubbed the new xXx?

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    • damien said

      Xander is dead, there is a special feature on the xxx 2 dvd that shows him get blown to bits, funnily enough its called the death of Xander Cage, i don’t care how special these special agents are, if you see em die, their dead.

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      • Fifeman13 said

        He died in a Special Feature a DELETED Scene which is probably why they deleted it. So this one could be made. But I’m looking forward to it I didn’t like Ice Cube in the sequel.

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  • Sheridan Passell said
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    I believe they do. Which should be an interesting challenge for the screenwriter.

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  • Matt said

    it’s easy, he went to Bora Bora, and sam jackson saying he was dead is how they kept him underwraps.

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  • Steve Thomas said

    Wait a minute, in XXX State of the Union it was said that Xander was dead. What’s the deal with that then? Was it just something said during the movie as a cover-up for Xander’s identity for taking down a Russian crime syndicate? It wouldn’t add up unless that was the case.

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  • Joker said

    I don’t know how they’re going to write this one I mean it makes no damn sense they clearly stated that Xander died in xxx2 and do they expect this to be successful?Its so confusing and that coming from a guy like me is really saying something

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  • DW said

    Its such a shame Vin wasn’t in both movies so far, it had the potential to be a modern day James Bond.

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  • Shaun said

    haha dudes, its a spy film, of course he can come back from the dead xD

    a few examples,

    he was undercover
    secret missions
    pretending to be dead to get him off the radar
    caught behind enemy lines, MIA but they classed him as KIA
    theres loads of explanations xD

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  • Rogaty said

    xXx State of Union was a total mistake. I’m glad Vin is back for the new part. Shame Rob Cohen ain’t gonna direct it :/

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  • cimatsays said

    Glad vin is back he is awsome looking forward to the next xXx and Fast and Furious he is simply V BEST.

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