xXx Return of Xander Cage trailer

I’d say “I can’t believe they made another xXx movie,” but in a year where we’ve gotten sequels for everything from Independence Day: Resurgence to Snow White and the Huntsman, of freaking course they made another xXx movie. After all, Vin Diesel is bigger now than he’s ever been, but even he can’t make another Fast and the Furious movie every year. Why not squeeze him into a different action-adventure in the meantime?

Directed by D.J. Caruso, xXx: Return of Xander Cage brings the extreme-sports-enthusiast-turned-spy out of retirement for a dangerous new assignment. Samuel L. Jackson is back as his handler, Augustus Gibbons, and the supporting cast includes Ruby RoseNina DobrevDonnie YenTony Jaa, and Kris Wu. Watch the first xXx: Return of Xander Cage trailer below.  Read More »

sequel bits

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Rhys-Davies is down to play Sallah one more time in Indiana Jones 5.
  • A quick update on The LEGO Batman Movie.
  • Chucky 7 is about to begin filming, apparently.
  • Vin Diesel shows off some motorcycle skills on the XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage set.
  • Transformers 5 may head to England.
  • And more!

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xxx 3 release date

According to Hollywood lore, Vin Diesel has a genie. If you want to believe the myths and legends, the buff and bald action star was strolling along the beach one day about a decade ago when he stumbled across a mysterious lamp half-buried in the sand. He picked up this expensive-looking artifact and tried to clean it. Maybe it was worth something? Maybe he could pawn it and refill his coffers since the Fast and Furious and xXx franchises had moved on without him. These were his dark days. The Chronicles of Roddick and the Babylon A.D. days.

And then a genie came out, offered him three wishes and the rest is history. Long story short: Diesel’s magically-enhanced second wind has reached maximum absurdity with the mere existence of xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage, a movie that could only exist because a desperate man called upon the powers of a djinn. Now, this unlikely sequel has a release date and everything.

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xxx 3 donnie yen

At first, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage seemed like a pipe dream, a thing Vin Diesel would bring up in interviews as part of a desperate ploy to have a wingless angel assigned to his case. And now it’s actually filming with director D.J. Caruso at the helm and a genuinely bizarre ensemble of actors filling out the space not taken up by Diesel-bulk. However, it look like one of the previously announced actors won’t be in the film after all.

Jet Li has apparently dropped out of the latest XXX film, but Donnie Yen has quickly taken his place. Let’s get really honest for a second: the production has traded up here.

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finding dory new characters

Crazy cops, cuddly fish, punk rockers, and X-TREME super-spies all have a home in today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Director Joe Carnahan teases a Bad Boys 3 action scene.
  • New toys reveal Finding Dory‘s new characters.
  • XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage gets a distributor and a new image.
  • A clip from SLC Punk 2, which still exists!

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deadpool trailer breakdown

Aging muscle men and design geniuses! Superheroes and rogue cops! All of this in more in today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Ryan Reynolds wants to make Deadpool movies forever.
  • Will Smith promises that Bad Boys 3 will definitely happen.
  • Vin Diesel shares XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage set pictures.
  • Syd Mead chats about Blade Runner 2.

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the wolverine 3

If you like movies with numbers in their titles, Sequel Bits is the news round-up for you! In today’s edition:

  • Hugh Jackman offers an update on The Wolverine 3.
  • Transformers 5 will begin filming very soon.
  • Toni Collette joins XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage.
  • Yes, Cars 3 will bring new Cars toys.
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 does something very new…
  • Jerry Bruckheimer is still trying to make Top Gun 2 happen.

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xxx 3

Are you ready for some piping hot Vin Diesel news? What if I toss in some Bryce Dallas Howard and Harrison Ford? In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • A surprising actor may be returning for XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage.
  • XXX 3 also recruits a new villain.
  • Fast 8 threatens to blow up Iceland.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard teases how Claire has changed in Jurassic World 2.
  • Blade Runner 2 is apparently really, truly, actually happening.

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London has fallen

Welcome back to Sequel Bits, the irregular feature covering all of the sequel news you could possibly desire. In today’s edition:

  • London Has Fallen unveils a new poster.
  • XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage casts Jet Li and Tony Jaa.
  • No, Michael Bay will not talk about Transformers 5.
  • The Legend of Conan and Triplets are still very much alive.

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Furious 8 New York City

Fans anxious for some sequels starring Vin Diesel are going to get their fill of them over the next couple years. In addition to returning as the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 next year, Diesel is also sticking with his signature role in the next installment of the long-running Fast and Furious franchise and a return to his early action role from xXx. And since Marvel does a fine job teasing one of those, Diesel has taken it upon himself to hype up the other two.

Taking to social media this past weekend, Diesel posted a couple updates for fans anxious to know what’s going on with Furious 8, with a slightly different official title now, and xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage. See what Diesel had to say about both after the jump! Read More »