It's been three months since we saw the first trailer for Paramount's highly-anticipated XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, which is set to hit theaters next January. Tomorrow we'll get to see the second full trailer, but until then, we have 12 new character posters to check out. These posters feature Vin Diesel's Xander Cage, Donnie Yen's Xiang, Rory McCann's Torch, Tony Jaa's Talon, Deepika Padukone's Serena, Kris Wu's Nicks, soccer star Neymar Jr., Nicky Jam as Lazarus, Toni Collette as Jane Marke, UFC star Michael Bisping as Hawk, Nina Dobrev as Becky and Ruby Rose as Adele.

This big screen adventure brings back Vin Diesel's iconic character Xander Cage to the big screen, 14 years after his first adventure. The original xXx fared well at the box office, taking in $142.1 million domestic and $277.4 million worldwide from a $70 million budget. Despite the initial movie's success, Vin Diesel did not return for the sequel, 2005's XXX: State of the Union, which starred Ice Cube as Augustus Gibbons' new recruit, Darius Stone. That sequel didn't fare quite as well at the box office, taking in just $26.8 million domestically and $71 million worldwide. Both Xander Cage and Augustus Gibbons are back with a slew of new cast members in XXX 3.

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Packed with the series' signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage aims to raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most mind-blowing stunts to ever be caught on film.

Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson will be joined by a supporting cast that includes Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, Donnie Yen and Conor McGregor. D.J. Caruso (I Am Number Four) is directing xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, from a script by Chad St. John (London Has Fallen) with current revisions by F. Scott Frazier (Collide). Paramount Pictures has set a January 20, 2017 release date for XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, which already had a slew of high-profile releases set to debut in that frame.

The action sequel will be facing The Weinstein Company's The Founder, which opens wide on January 20, 2017 after an Oscar-qualifying run this December, and Universal's horror-thriller Split, starring James McAvoy. There are also four high-profile movies opening one week prior on January 13. 20th Century Fox will debut Hidden Figures, with Paramount's Friday the 13th, Warner Bros.' Live By Night and Paramount's Monster Trucks also opening on that date. Take a look at the new character posters for XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, and check back tomorrow for the new trailer.

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