Xander Cage wasted no time bringing sexy back. You can see for yourself in the photos below, taken on Vin Diesel's very first day on the sound stage of "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage."

The new action movie is a sequel to Diesel's 2002's "xXx," and maybe not so much 2005's "xXx: State of the Union" with Ice Cube. The plot reportedly follows Xander, left for dead after an incident, secretly returning to action for a tough new assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons. Samuel L. Jackson is back as Agent Gibbons, with Bollywood star Deepika Padukone playing a "huntress" who has a history with Cage, "Orange Is the New Black" star Ruby Rose playing a sniper, and "The Vampire Diaries" alum Nina Dobrev as a "witty and sarcastic techie." The cast also includes Jet Li -- reportedly as a villain -- plus Tony Jaa, Toni Collette, and Conor McGregor.

Here are the first photos from set, via Vin Diesel's Facebook and Instagram:


First day on the sound stage...Xander...

Posted by Vin Diesel on Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built...

Posted by Vin Diesel on Saturday, January 30, 2016


Diesel confirmed the third "xXx" movie back in August, saying filming would start in December in the Philippines. They may have been delayed a bit, to just be filming now, or maybe he meant he arrived for pre-production in December. There's no official release day for this puppy yet, but it's expected in 2017.

Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.

categories Movies