Vin Diesel Signs on for xXx Sequel!
Poor Vin Diesel. For a while there, it seemed like he really had it going on. He had a number of hit action films behind him, and he was moving on to bigger and better things. He was going to direct a movie about Hannibal the Conqueror, and he was getting offered roles in different types of movies, like the Sidney Lumet film Find Me Guilty. But maybe that was all just an illusion, because now it looks like he’s right back where he started.
He had already signed on to return to The Fast and the Furious franchise for part 4, which was a bit of a surprise, but after Babylon A.D. didn’t do so well at the box office, it appears that he has now decided to go back to the well for another easy sequel: xXx 3. According to Variety, Diesel has signed on to reprise his role as the “exXxtreme” secret agent Xander Cage, and director Rob Cohen is back on board as well. The movie will apparently be called xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, although a script still has yet to be written. Do we really need another xXx film? The first one was okay I suppose, but when you can only get Ice Cube for the first sequel, that should tell you something. [filmjunk]