Return Of Xander Cage: Vin Diesel in XXX 3 Movie Review

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Return of Xander Cage is an upcoming American movie in 2017. It is produced by Vin Diesel, Joe Roth, Samantha Vincent and Jeff Kirschenbaum. The film is also written by F. Scott Frazier and Chad St. John. Return of Xander Cage features an ensemble of stars such as Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Samuel L. Jackson, Deepika Padukone, Tony Naa, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose and Ariadna Guitierrez.

It is also the third film in the XXX franchise and a sequel to the 2002 and 2005 film respectively. Return of Xander Cage will be released by paramount pictures on 20th January, 2017 unlike the previous films produced by Colombia pictures. In association with Revolution Studios, marks their first film in ten years since Water Horse: Legend of the deep.

Return Of Xander Cage Premise

Xander Cage, an extreme athlete turn government employee thought to be dead long ago, comes out from self exile to race with villain, Xiang. This is to enable him retrieve a weapon known as the Pandora box. In the quest for this, Xander selects a group of skilled people and finds himself in deadly plot of corruption among world governments.

Return Of Xander Cage Cast

The movie sees the return of Vin Diesel notable for his lead roles in  Fast and Furious series, Chronicles of Riddick, Last witch Hunter, Pacifier and Guardians of the galaxy. Here is a list of the movie cast:

  • Vin Diesel as Xander Cage
  • Donnie Yen as Xiang
  • Samuel L. Jackson as NSA agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
  • Deepika padukone as Serena Unger
  • Tony Naa as Talon
  • Nina Dobrev as Rebecca ‘Becky’ Clearidge
  • Ruby Rose as Adele Wolff
  • Ariadna Guitierrez as Gina Roff
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The film also features the likes of Kris Wu, Toni Collette, Nicky Jam, Rory McCann, Al Sapienza, Micheal Bisping and Hermione Corfield. Tony Gonzalez and Brazillian football star Neymar appear in the movie as themselves.

Return Of Xander Cage Production

The character Xander Cage was allegedly killed in the sequel which explains his absence. It was announced that Vin Diesel was set to return along with Director of XXX, Rob Cohen. The production team confirms the style and music being similar to that of the original film. There is also huge emphasis on extreme stunts with a heavy metal soundtrack from fans.

Return Of Xander Cage Filming

The movie was shot in different countries such as the Philippines and Dominican Republic. Canadian cities such as Toronto, Hamilton and Ontario has schedules where the movies are shot too as well. There were few adjustments made to the casting of the movie Return of Xander Cage. UFC fighter, Connor Mcgregor, cast in a role dropped out of his planned appearance in order to focus on UFC competitions.

This development leads to his replacement with Micheal Bipsing. Donnie Yen also replaces Jet Li, who dropped out of the film to play the role of the antagonist Xiang. It was also rumoured that Ice Cube, who played the protagonist role of Darius Stone was in the 2005 sequel was also featuring in the film. In June last year, the production team reveals Brazillian football star Neymar as part of the movie cast. However, Paramount pictures schedules the release date for January 20th,2017.

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