xXx 4 Movie Updates: Everything We Know About The Vin Diesel Sequel

xXx 4 Movie Updates: Everything We Know About The Vin Diesel Sequel

Vin Diesel is set to reprise the role of Xander Cage in xXx 4, and here’s everything we know about the blockbuster action/adventure sequel so far.

Vin Diesel is set to reprise the role of Xander Cage in xXx 4, and here’s everything we know about the blockbuster action/adventure sequel so far.  While it seems unlikely Diesel will ever win an Oscar for his acting, it’s hard not to give him credit for the career he’s been able to create. If Diesel’s only claim to fame was playing Dom Toretto in one of the most successful franchises of all time, that would be enough, but he also voices Groot in the MCU, plays badass antihero Richard Riddick in his own franchise, and of course, takes things to the extreme as Cage in the xXx movies.

Xander Cage, like many of Diesel’s characters, exudes cool, with the actor’s natural charisma on full display. An extreme sports athlete and all-around adrenaline junkie, Cage is enlisted by secretive NSA agent Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) to embark on an important spy mission. 2002 saw the release of the first xXx movie, a box office smash that fully solidified Diesel as an A-lister, one year after The Fast and the Furious also broke the bank.

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While xXx: State of the Union took a tumble due to lack of Diesel, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage proved the budding franchise still had life left in it. Fans will be happy to know that if Diesel has his way, Cage will be back again for xXx 4.

xXx 4 Release Date

xXx: Return of Xander Cage posters and trailer - Vin Diesel

xXx 4 was officially confirmed as being in development in fall 2018, but unfortunately for fans, things have been slow going since. Production was delayed from its planned 2019 start to accommodate other projects starring Vin Diesel, and then was delayed again due to Coronavirus. Things were thrown into further chaos by a lawsuit filed in 2021, which saw one company behind xXx 4 actually sue another for alleged fraud. With the generally slow speed of the legal system, xXx 4 may not have an actual release date for some time.

xXx 4 Story Details

Samuel L. Jackson as Augustus Gibbons and Vin Diesel as Xander Cage in xXx

Story details concerning xXx 4 are scarce, although returning director D.J. Caruso did say back around the time of The Return of Xander Cage‘s release that he wanted the next entry to see Cage and Augustus Gibbons “watching the watchers,” presumably targeting corrupt governmental authorities. Both men are still colleagues as of that film’s end, so this route is certainly possible.

xXx 4 Cast

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Vin Diesel will of course be back as Xander Cage, and one assumes it’s basically a lock that Samuel L. Jackson will be back as Gibbons. Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone will also be back as Serena Unger, as confirmed by Diesel in 2019. Chinese actor/pop star Jay Chou was also announced as part of xXx 4‘s cast back in 2018, as was Chinese martial artist/actor Zoe Zhang. Details on Chou and Zhang’s roles are unavailable. This all comes with the caveat though that after a years-long delay, and now a contentious fraud lawsuit holding production back, it’s possible that one or more of these actors will opt to exit.

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