Mar 20, 2016 04:46 AM EDT By Maria Cabrera

'xXx' 2017 Cast: Vin Diesel, Nina Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson & More

'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ruby Rose, UFC fighter Conor McGregor & More.

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  • 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' is an upcoming 2017 action film directed by D. J. Caruso. It is a sequel to the 2002 film xXx and 2005 film xXx: State of the Union, though more in lines with a former one.

    Plot: Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

    The film will be released by Paramount Pictures on January 20, 2017.
  • Vin Diesel as Xander Cage / xXx.

    In 2006, Although the character of Xander Cage was supposedly killed in the sequel to explain his absence, the character apparently survived as Vin Diesel has announced that he will be returning as Xander Cage in a second sequel, entitled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, which is slated for release in summer 2017. Although the script is yet to be completed, Diesel has agreed to return and so has the director of xXx, Rob Cohen. Diesel has said that the style and music will also be similar to that of the original film, more of what the fans want, with an emphasis on extreme stunts and with a heavy metal soundtrack.
  • Nina Dobrev as Rebecca "Becky" Clearidge. Dobrev would be playing a witty and sarcastic techie.
  • Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising his role as NSA agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons.
  • Ruby Rose as Adele Wolff. Rose will play a sniper.
  • Deepika Padukone as Serena Unges. Padukone will play a huntress who happens to be Cage’s former lover.
  • Donnie Yen as Xiang. On February 2016, reports brought in the news that Jet Li dropped out of the film and was replaced with Donnie Yen in the role of the main antagonist.[
  • Diesel announced on his Instagram account that UFC fighter Conor McGregor was cast in a role as Fergus.
  • Miss Universe 1st runner-up Ariadna Gutiérrez was also casted to play a role as Gina Roff.
  • Toni Collette was also casted for an unspecified role.
  • Tony Jaa as Talon.
  • Rory McCann as Tennyson Torch.
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