Vin Diesel in a scene from the motion picture XXX. --- DATE TAKEN: 2001  By Murray Close   Revolution Studios        HO      - handout ORG XMIT: PX72461They should just keep adding "X"s every time there's a new movie. Back in 2002, Vin Diesel introduced Xander Cage in "xXx." Ice Cube then took the lead as Darius Stone/xXx in 2005's "xXx: State of the Union." Now Vin has confirmed he's back for the third "xXx" movie, which IMDb is calling "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" with the movie's status in "pre-production." That's the name they were going with back in 2009, when the director of "Invincible" was going to take on "xXx3," with plans to start shooting in 2010. Obviously that fell through, and it's not clear yet what else has changed.

Here's the latest word from Vin himself, via Instagram:


In case you can't read that, he wrote "While I was filming XXX, guys on set called me Air Diesel... The time to return has come. Filming starts December in the Philippines. #ILiveForThisShit"

So "Air Diesel" is back in the air. No word yet on who will direct or co-star, but fans are excited, with the post earning more than 303,000 likes. Not too long ago, Vin also confirmed that "Furious 8" is happening and already has a release date.

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