Vin Diesel Back to Action in 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage'

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With “Fast & Furious” in his rear-view mirror, Vin Diesel is now going full speed ahead in reviving another franchise.

The action star is filming “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” in Toronto, with plans to continue shooting in the Dominican Republic.

As extreme sports athlete Xander Cage, he returns after a self-imposed exile on a mission to take down deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team as he races to recover a weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Cage, an undercover agent for the NSA who utilizes his adrenaline-fueled skills like snowboarding, motoring and more, recruits a thrill-seeking posse for backup.

It is the third leg of the “xXx” series that he began in 2002. Ice Cube filled Diesel’s shoes as the lead player in 2005’s follow-up.

The announcement comes after “Furious 7” proved to be a hit yet again for Diesel last year.

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