xXx Honest Trailer

Do you love the film franchise where Vin Diesel loves to wear tanktops, pulls off impossible stunts, mumbles through dialogue, and surrounds himself with a multi-cultural supporting cast? Did you think we were talking about the Fast and Furious franchise? Well, think again, because that also describes the xXx franchise, or at least the first and third installments of it. In between there was that bit where Ice Cube tried to be a leading man in an action movie. Don’t worry if you missed it, because the xXx Honest Trailer covers it all and shows you everything you need to see. Read More »

TOY STORY 4 teaser trailer

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Cho still thinks Star Trek 4 will happen.
  • Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau has an update on the epic sequel.
  • Bird Box cast member has an idea for a sequel.
  • Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are planning a new Trip movie.
  • Fantastic Beasts 3 production start has been delayed.
  • Vin Diesel asks for help finding xXx 4 cast members.
  • We might now know the plot of Toy Story 4.

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xxx 4

Get ready to get xXxtreme all over again. Vin Diesel will put on his fur coat and rollerblades to return as Xander Cage in xXx 4. xXx: Return of Xander Cage director D.J. Caruso will helm the action sequel.

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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 »

Vin Diesel Reveals Who Will Be Directing ‘xXx 3’

Vin Diesel in XXX

Hot on the heels of finding a director for Furious 8 in Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray, another Vin Diesel franchise has finally found a filmmaker to take on the next sequel.

xXx 3 has been teased by Diesel since 2008, and every year there’s been a promise of it finally coming together. More recently that possibility has seemed a little more solid since Diesel said xXx 3 would be shooting in December in the Philippines. However, we hadn’t yet heard who would be getting behind the camera for the action sequel. But that changes today as a xXx 3 director has been revealed. Read More »

Vin Diesel in XXX

Vin Diesel‘s longstanding dream of making an xXx sequel is finally coming true. The star has confirmed the third installment of the extreme spy franchise will shoot this winter in the Philippines, just as he teased last year. Get the latest xXx sequel update after the jump. Read More »

Vin Diesel XXX 3

There’s been a lot of talk about a third xXx movie over the years, and now it’s finally becoming a reality. Vin Diesel has confirmed that he will star in the next installment of the action franchise, with shooting slated to begin in the Philippines in the near future. Hit the jump to read his comments.

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XXX Diesel header

Back in 2002, Vin Diesel was at the top of his game. The Fast and the Furious, Pitch Black and a high-octane action film called xXx were all big hits. However, out of the three potential franchises, Diesel only came back for the Pitch Black film The Chronicles of Riddick and it bombed. He refused to come back for a sequel to xXx in 2005, so Ice Cube took the job and Diesel had a few off years. But with his return to the Fast and Furious films in 2009 (after also skipping almost 2 installments to that franchise), Diesel once again found himself at the top of the world.

Using the success of the Fast and Furious sequels as a jumping-off point, Diesel recently rebooted his Pitch Black character with Riddick, and is now apparently looking to do the same with Xander Cage, the star of xXx. Read More »

VOTD: xXx: The Death of Xander Cage

xXx: The Death of Xander Cage

The Pitch: A couple days ago, it was announced that Vin Diesel is in talks to return for a third xXx film titled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. /Film reader Karel R alerted me to this short film titled xXx: The Death of Xander Cage, which was apparently a special feature on the director’s cut DVD. It’s almost unbelievable. The film is supposed to tie up loose ends between the first and second films, and explain how Vin Diesel’s character met his ultimate demise. The funniest part is the whole thing was shot without Diesel’s involvement.

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