New ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ Trailer Shows Off Crazy Action

Image via Paramount Pictures
Image via Paramount Pictures

A fun, action-packed new trailer has dropped for the upcoming action threequel xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

It’s a franchise that has banked on over-the-top action set pieces, and it looks like we’re in for some truly insane, giddily silly, and hopefully fun action for chapter 3.

Vin Diesel reprises his role as Xander Cage, who is forced out of exile to stop an unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box from getting in the wrong hands.

This probably won’t be bestowed with highbrow nominations come awards season, but I’d be lying if I said this doesn’t look like a good time. There’s the kind of self-aware, kinetic tone reminiscent of the latter films in the Fast & Furious franchise, the mayhem looks decidedly insane, and there’s a nice diverse cast all getting in on the action. Fingers crossed this offers up some kick-ass popcorn entertainment.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage, also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose and Tony Jaa, opens in Australia on January 19 and hits the US on January 20.

Synopsis for xXx: Return of Xander Cage:

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. 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. Packed with the series’ signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, “xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” will raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most mind-blowing stunts to ever be caught on film.

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