Vin Diesel Says ‘XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage’ Script Will Be Finished Next Month

Published 8 months ago by , Updated February 16th, 2014 at 9:39 am,

Vin Diesel Talks XXX 3 Return of Xander Cage Script Vin Diesel Says XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage Script  Will Be Finished Next Month

When the first XXX (2002) was made, Vin Diesel was at the top of his game having just come off The Fast and the Furious. But after a few big screen disappointments – including The Chronicles of Riddick, The Pacifier, and Babylon A.D. - the name ‘Vin Diesel’ didn’t have quite the drawing power it once had.

But that’s in the past. Since Diesel’s return to the Fast & Furious franchise, his star has been steadily on the rise again. Fast and Furious 7, though delayed, is coming in 2015 and will likely be the most successful yet. A fourth Riddick film is on the way, according to Diesel. And then there’s XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage.

Vin Diesel recently took to Facebook – his favorite means of fan communication – to announce that the script for the threequel is due next month. Check it out below:

As you know, the new ‘XXX’ script finally comes in next month… and just this morning people are suggesting Katy Perry as the new X girl.

/smile

P.s. Who would you like to see me work with this year?

The first XXX, for those who don’t know, was about an extreme sports enthusiast turned spy doing extreme stunts while also saving the world. The film reunited Vin Diesel and Rob Cohen (the first Fast and the Furious film), received mixed reviews, and made quite a bit of money at the box office – double its budget domestically and nearly quadruple its budget worldwide.

Vin Diesel Returns as Xander Cage in XXX 3 Vin Diesel Says XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage Script  Will Be Finished Next Month

Alas, the sequel, XXX: The State of the Union – which featured Ice Cube in the extreme convict turned spy role and saw Xander getting killed offscreen (though apparently not) – received terrible reviews and made nearly $300 million less than its predecessor on an “unknown budget.”

Which is probably why it’s taken some eight years for its followup to even get a finished script.

Of course, XXX 3 – with a subtitle rumored to be The Return of Xander Cage - has been in the works for going on five years, with a bunch of ups and downs along the way. The aforementioned Rob Cohen has previously been attached, then not attached, then attached again to direct, though it’s unclear if that’s still the case.

Long story short, XXX fans should probably wait for an official green light from the studio before they get their hopes up about the third film. Though it’s worth saying that, if Diesel continues making solid film choices (joining forces with Marvel being one of them), XXX 3 might very well be a sure thing.

What do you think about the prospect of seeing Vin Diesel returning to play Xander Cage? Who might you want to see play his love interest? Drop us a line in the comments.

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There’s no word about a production start date for XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage yet, but stay tuned to Screen Rant as more information becomes available.

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Source: Vin Diesel’s Facebook Page

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  1. I’ve wondered for years why Diesel gave up on this franchise in the first place; it’s such a great premise, and an easy excuse to make a ton of fun movies that don’t necessarily have to be that profound. Hope this stays in the works and gets made.

  2. I def think they should bring into action a third XXX movie but make Vin more bada**. And also throw Ice Cube in with him that would be a explosive movie and beastly combo.

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