Ever since production began on XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, franchise star Vin Diesel hasn't been shy about sharing videos and photos from the set. Earlier today, the action icon took to his Instagram page to share a video with his fans, alongside his co-star Deepika Padukone. While the video is brief, he does issue a bold promise to every fan of the franchise: "You will be entertained."

If that wasn't enough, the actor also shared another brief video featuring him working out alongside his co-star, international martial arts superstar Tony Jaa, who is seen sporting a blonde mohawk. Vin Diesel also shared a few new set photos over the past few days, and director D.J. Caruso has added a few more shots from the set as well. Hopefully either the actor or director will give us our first look at another martial arts legend, Jet Li, on the set in the near future.

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.

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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. No other cast members have been confirmed yet, but perhaps we'll get a full cast list now that principal photography is under way.

D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) is directing from a script by F. Scott Frazier (The Numbers Station). Vin Diesel is producing alongside his sister Samantha Vincent, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Joe Roth. Production is scheduled to take place in Toronto and the Philippines. The sequel doesn't have a distributor yet, but several sources claim that Paramount Pictures will be the franchise's new home. Check out these latest images, and stay tuned for more from the set of XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.