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Vin Diesel is looking to bring back his Xander Cage character for another “xXx” movie, announcing that the untitled project will begin shooting in December in the Philippines.

A spokesperson for Revolution Studios, which owns the rights to the franchise, told Variety that Diesel is in negotiations to return.

“While I was filming XXX, guys on set called me Air Diesel… The time to return has come. Filming starts December in the Philippines,” the actor revealed in a post to his Instagram account.

Diesel starred in the original 2002 film, directed by Rob Cohen, as underground sports star Xander Cage, who was blackmailed by the U.S. government to take down a gang of international terrorists. The film, released by Sony, performed well with $277 million worldwide.

Diesel was not part of the sequel, with Ice Cube playing the lead role in 2005’s “xXx: State of the Union,” which grossed $71 million worldwide for Sony. Lee Tamahori directed the second film.

Revolution Studios, founded by Joe Roth in 2000, produced both films. The company was acquired last year by Fortress Investment Group, which manages $60 billion in assets.