xXx 2: According to Variety, Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role of NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons in the xXx sequel, joining Ice Cube to star in the Revolution Studios sequel. Lee Tamahori is directing the film next summer for a 2005 release by Sony.

Cube replaced Vin Diesel in the lead role and Revolution is now looking to instill continuity through an encore performance from Jackson. Agent Gibbons returns as the handler of the incorrigible agent drafted to tackle unsavory thugs around the world.

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