Back in the summer of 2014, Vin Diesel said that he would finally be getting back to the character of Xander Cage from xXx 3 with production heading to the Philippines. But it wasn’t until last fall that the sequel was finally making progress. Disturbia and Eagle Eye helmer D.J. Caruso was named as director, and Samuel L. Jackson was slated to return as Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons. Now two new cast members have been revealed, and the studio is really going for international appeal.
International action stars Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4, The One) and Tona Jaa (The Protector, Ong-bak) are reportedly joining the cast along with Indian superstar actress Deepika Padukone. Find out what we know about xXx 3 after the jump! Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
As any Vin Diesel fan knows, the best source for updates on any Vin Diesel project is very often Vin Diesel himself. He’s famously active on social media, where he shares updates, announcements, marketing materials, and other juicy tidbits with his fans.
Today, for example, he offered some new insight into xXx 3. According to Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role from the first two films in the upcoming sequel. Also on board, apparently, is MMA fighter Conor McGregor. And just in case all of that wasn’t enough to satisfy your hunger for xXx 3 updates, Diesel also shared the first bit of concept art from the project. See it all after the jump. Read More »
It took a long time for Riddick to make it to the big screen. The sequel that followed Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick wasn’t exactly a runaway hit, pulling in $98 million worldwide. But it did that on a budget of $38 million, and the sci-fi franchise starring Vin Diesel has quite the cult following that made it the #1 movie on the home video charts when it was released back in January of 2014. That prompted Universal to tell the actor that they wanted to make another sequel, and now that’s finally happening. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Fast and Furious films are essentially superhero movies at this point, with Dominic Toretto and his family as the Avengers, if the Avengers’ one shared superpower was the ability to break the laws of physics in really expensive cars. So it was probably just a matter of time before they borrowed another page out of the superhero movie playbook. Specifically, the one titled “Marvel-style shared universes.”
Star Vin Diesel has revealed that the team behind the franchise is in the early stages of developing prequels and spinoffs. But the focus for now is on getting three more proper sequels out (including Furious 8, to be directed by F. Gary Gray). More on the Fast and Furious shared universe plans after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
What are we to make of Vin Diesel? He’s the “tough guy” star of more than one action movie, but he’s a big, silly goofball on social media. He has a reputation for being a little difficult on set, but he spends all of his time between movies being nothing but gracious toward his collaborators. He’s become an icon for energy drink-guzzling bros and Dungeons & Dragons-playing geeks. He’s played tattooed, gravel-voiced spies and adorable talking tree aliens.
And it’s that adorable talking tree alien that brings us here today. The smooth-headed enigma that is Mr. Diesel took to Facebook and shared a live video with his fans, during which he chatted about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, praised James Gunn‘s script for the upcoming sequel, and revealed that the new movie will once again feature more dancing than your average superhero tale.
Hit the jump for Diesel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 story comments (as well a reminder of Diesel’s wacky dancing history).
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Just last weekend, Vin Diesel was back to teasing another future role in the Marvel cinematic universe, but it’s the same one he’s been teasing for a couple years now. Fans have basically assumed, and rightly so, that Diesel will end up playing Black Bolt, the leader of The Inhumans. And now he’s given us a brief taste of what it might be like to be the physical presence of Black Bolt, not to mention a quick mention of discussing the role with Kevin Feige. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
There is all kinds of drama stirring behind the scenes of Fast and Furious 8 right now. The eighth film in the increasingly insane action series, which will kick off a supposedly final trilogy of movies, finally found its director in F. Gary Gray, but only after Furious 7‘s James Wan fled the series like his life depended on it… literally. So fans could use some good news about this movie right now. Well, they could use any news that isn’t about how nothing is going right behind the scenes.
So how about confirmation that Fast and Furious 8 will take place in New York? That’s good, solid, interesting, drama-free news, right?
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Vin Diesel is a nerd. Okay, maybe he’s not a nerd, but he does play Dungeons & Dragons. The Last Witch Hunter star has professed his love for the game many times. Once again, he’s sharing his passion for D&D and the potential film, which, he says, he’s been approached for in the past and would still consider being a part of. Could we see Dungeons and Dragons starring Vin Diesel? Learn more after the jump.
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If you’ve murdered someone or have a treasure hidden somewhere, the last person you probably want to tell is Vin Diesel. The actor just can’t seem to keep many secrets to himself, especially when it comes to future projects that he may be doing at Marvel Studios.
For the past year, Diesel has been doing a little more than teasing that in addition to his voice role as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, he might have something to do with the forthcoming film The Inhumans. The project was recently rumored to be in danger of getting axed, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, especially if we continue to believe Diesel’s pretty obvious hints. Read More »