Vin Diesel Says Paramount Wants Another ‘xXx’ Movie

'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage'
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The “xXx” franchise could expand beyond a trilogy, at least according to star Vin Diesel.

Diesel told Variety at the London premiere of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” on Tuesday night that Paramount has already expressed interest in continuing the story in a fourth film.

“Well, it’s funny,” Diesel said when asked about future sequels. “I was in the middle of an interview and Brad Grey — who runs Paramount — calls me and says, ‘Will everybody come back to work in May?’ I’m like – everyone’s in interviews right now!”

The returning co-stars in question would be talent from across the globe, who assembled for the “Return of Xander Cage” premiere, including Deepika Padukone, Ruby RoseDonnie YenNina Dobrev, and martial artist Tony Jaa. Paramount didn’t respond to Variety‘s request for comment.

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The stars — from India, China, Thailand, Australia, and the U.S. — made their way to the premiere at London’s gigantic O2 Arena in a luxury yacht that sped (within speed restrictions) along the Thames. Elsewhere across the city, Diesel, having missed the boat, boarded his helicopter to catch the action.

The ensemble cast took to the huge flame-lit white carpet, stoking the frantic fan reaction until the excitement finally became Diesel-fueled, thanks to the lead star’s airborne arrival that dripped with “xXx”-worthy swagger. Diesel also channeled his finest Louis Armstrong impression, belting “What a Wonderful World” on the arrivals line.

“I wanted to go out of the confines of Hollywood — go into foreign film markets — and pulled out their celebrated, respected heroes,” Diesel said about the diverse cast.

“Although we come from all over the world, when you see us together, you see harmony,” he said when introducing the film later that night.

“xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” directed by D.J. Caruso, bows on Jan. 20.

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  1. napstone says:

    of course they want a fourth one! Milk the hell out of that thing for another ten sequels! It’s like they’ve discovered a cash cow they didn’t know existed!

  2. Alex Meyer says:

    Don’t predict the future so fast, Vin. It’s been 15 years since you’ve been in a xXx movie, and 12 years since there’s been a xXx movie in general.

  3. At least Donnie Yen has incredibly many ongoing and upcoming movie projects that have been postponed since way back because of SW, xXx and CTHD. Chasing The Dragon has just finished filming and is in post production, and Ip Man 4 and American Revenge are announced, and should start filming soon, so I guess it will be tough for DY. With that said I think this xXx will be a fun and entertaining movie, and as a DY lover I’m sure he’ll be great as usual. I hope Vin Diesel is aware that there’s a big chance that DY steals the show.

  4. tony says:

    xxx was sony’s potential spy franchise until they got a piece of 007.
    paramount would love it to flourish F&F style so they don’t have get into the coming bidding war when sony loses its rights to the bond movies.

  5. Guy who can't Act says:

    He should be limited to voicing Groot and a F&F every 2 years. Other than that, he’s a loser at the box office.

  6. Chris Madeiros says:

    My guess is that will change after the box office comes out. My guess this bombs like last years the last witch hunter. Unless it’s fast and furious he doesn’t do much at the box office:

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