Martial Arts Star Donnie Yen to Play Villain in Vin Diesel's 'xXx' Sequel

Donnie Yen
Donnie Yen

International martial arts star Donnie Yen will face off against Vin Diesel in “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”

The actor will play an alpha-warrior leader named Xiang, who battles Diesel’s extreme sports athlete for a doomsday weapon known as Pandora’s Box, reports Deadline.

The sequel sees Diesel’s cage return from a self-imposed exile to revive his duties as an undercover agent for the NSA who utilizes his adrenaline-fueled skills like snowboarding, motoring and more.

Yen recently went toe-to-toe with Mike Tyson in “IP Man 3,” and told Made in Hollywood during an interview to promote the film that he was “honored” to be the first Chinese actor to join the “main cast” of a Star Wars franchise in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

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