If xXx: Return of Xander Cage was going to accomplish anything, it was going to make sure its audience was going to have a good time.
And while it may have not broken any box office records, the franchise still has a strong following. So, it comes as no surprise that we will be getting a xXx 4 with Vin Diesel set to return as star. More on the story below.
The one film you’d least expect to be so much fun while at the same time smashing the Bechdel test into pieces is xXx: Return of Xander Cage. But the Vin Diesel-starring vehicle does it with ease. Not only that, but it also celebrates some of the biggest global stars without painting them as a villain. It would be way too easy to look past this film, given that it is not part of a very successful franchise. However, the sequel doesn’t care about any of that. Instead, it raises the bar on absurd stunts and pushes the envelope on logic and physics. So much so that the film actually gets meta and pokes fun at itself. But really, if you look past all of that, you’ll see that it is actually a celebration of global stars and fierce women.
We got a chance recently to sit down with our fellow journalists to talk to Diesel and some of the cast of the film from Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, and Nina Dobrev to its director, D.J. Caruso. Each of one of them sharing the Diesel’s sentiment and all of them agreeing that it was so much fun to be a part of. Check out what they had to say here below.
Relativity has released an official trailer for their horror thriller The Disappointments Room.
The movie comes from Taking Lives, Disturbia, Eagle Eye, I Am Number Four, and the upcoming xXx sequel xXx: Return of Xander Cage director D.J. Caruso. It stars Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, The Aviator), Mel Raido (Legend, The Informers), Lucas Till (X-Men: Days of Future Past, MacGyver), Duncan Joiner (Some Kind Of Beautiful, The Perfect Guy), Michaela Conlin (Bones, The Lincoln Lawyer), and Michael Landes (Final Destination 2, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman).
Vin Diesel is really no stranger to bringing back his dying film franchises back from the dead, Fast and Furious and Riddick being the two, and now we can look forward to him bringing back xXx.
Paramount has released the first trailer for xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Diesel returns to play the title character, extreme sports star, and sometimes spy, because if there is anything we need more of its Diesel in an action movie. Check out the trailer below.
Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso is in talks to direct G.I. Joe 3, according to THR.
Caruso would take the helm from Jon M. Chu, who directed the previous Joe film, 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and had been expected to return for this third installment, but he eventually moved on to go work on a live-action Jem and the Holograms movie.
Over a year after Paramount greenlit a third Joe film in early 2013, it was revealed that the story, from a script by Jonathan Lemkin, would center more on Dwayne Johnson‘s character, Roadblock. Caruso and Johnson will reportedly need to meet privately before the deal is sealed. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is back producing, along with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner.