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Vin Diesel Shares First ‘XXX 3’ Set Photos

Vin Diesel Shares First ‘XXX 3’ Set Photos

The story centers on Vin Diesel's Xander Cage, who forms a new team filled with ""sexy badasses and comic relief players." This franchise will follow the same path as Vin Diesel's Fast & Furious franchise, which has risen to new box office heights since being reconfigured as an action franchise. International action stars Tony Jaa and Jet Li have joined the cast. It is believed that Jet Li may be playing one of the villains.

Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising his role from the original xXx as Special Agent Augustus Gibbons. Other new cast members include Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose and Conor McGregor. There is also a report that XXX: State of the Union star Ice Cube may also be making an appearance.

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Jet Li & Tony Jaa Set for ‘xXx 3’ with Vin Diesel

Jet Li & Tony Jaa Set for ‘xXx 3’ with Vin Diesel

Earlier this month, a report surfaced that Sony's upcoming action sequel XXX: The Return of Xander Cage has landed international action stars Tony Jaa and Jet Li. That report was never confirmed by the studio, and it was never revealed what characters the action icons would be playing. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Jet Li has finalized his deal, and that he may be playing one of the main villains.

We have also recently reported that Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising his role from the original xXx as Special Agent Augustus Gibbons. Other new cast members include Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose and Conor McGregor. The site reports that, while word of Jet Li's involvement surfaced weeks ago, his deal only recently closed due to complex negotiations. The site also adds that Jennifer Lopez was also rumored for a role, but a deal could not be made.

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‘XXX 3’ Gets Action Legends Jet Li and Tony Jaa

‘XXX 3’ Gets Action Legends Jet Li and Tony Jaa

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is gearing up to shoot soon, and two more big names have joined the cast. TwitchFilm reports that Vin Diesel will be re-teaming with his Furious 7 costar Tony Jaa. This international action superstar is not the only force to be reckoned with in the anticipated sequel. The legendary Jet Li has signed on as well.

No character details for either Tony Jaa or Jet Li have been revealed, and it isn't known if they are playing good guys or villains. Back in December, Vin Diesel himself announced that Samuel L. Jackson will be resuming his role as Gibbons. Another new cast member added to the mix is current UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.

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