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Vin Diesel returns in new “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” trailer

Paramount Pictures released a new “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” trailer this week, but the film itself won’t be coming to theaters until early 2017.

Fans can look forward to the third chapter of the long-running franchise, which has an ongoing recipe of being one-part spy thriller and two-parts explosive action. The story will once again follow extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) as he returns to work following a “self-imposed exile”.

The studio teased the film, stating that Cage’s return to work puts him “on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang”.

Apparently Xiang and the rest of his evil henchmen are on a mission to recover an increadibly deadly weapon known only as Pandora’s Box. We hope it turns out to be the music-streaming service, that would be the ultimate xXx thrill-ride twist. The studio went on to say, “Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.”

The new installment was directed by D. J. Caruso, joining Vin Diesel on-screen are Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Rory McCann and Samuel L. Jackson. Fans can watch the trailer for the film below.

“xXx: Return of Xander Cage” will hit theaters on January 20, 2017.