xXx 3 starts filming this month, Jet Li now confirmed

Jet Li will join Vin Diesel and Samuel L Jackson in the xXx 3 cast...

UPDATE

As had been previously rumoured, it’s now been confirmed that Jet Li will be joining the cast of the soon-to-shoot xXx 3. He’ll play the leader of a team that goes head to head with Diesel’s in the movie, and he may turn out to be the villain.

PREVIOUSLY

Vin Diesel is set for a(nother) very busy year. Most of his 2016 is set to be dominated by shooting Fast & Furious 8. But he’s also managing to slip in the new sequel to xXx beforehand.

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Diesel will be reprising the role of Xander Cage in xXx 3, and as it turns out, the film is weeks away from production. Director D J Caruso is set to be calling the shots on set by the end of the month.

Joining Diesel in the cast? Samuel L Jackson is now joining up, along with Orange Is The New Black‘s Ruby Rose, Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev, and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone.

The movie is set to shoot in Toronto and the Philippines. And presumably, it’s going to be in cinemas either very late this year or, more likely, in 2017.

More on xXx 3 as we hear it. Which sounds like it might be soon…

THR.