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Vin Diesel to abandon xXx sequel?

 

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According to CineFOOLS.com, a few months ago, xXx 3’s director Rob Cohen announced he was leaving the project and according to their “trusted” source, the star of the movie, Vin Diesel is also quitting “xXx 3”, which would seriously derail the film, which is currently subtitled “The Return of Xander Cage” after Diesel’s character.

The project was intended to be the much-hyped re-teaming of Cohen and Diesel, who worked together on two of the films that made Diesel a star (the original “xXx” and the first “Fast and the Furious”) before having a bit of a falling out. When Cohen was signed to the project, he mentioned that they had reconciled their differences, but ultimately chose to work on the upcoming movie Medieval instead. It’s possible that without Cohen, Diesel lost interest in returning for the sequel, which hired “Invincible’s” Ericsson Core as a replacement, but as of now, it’s only speculation, since Diesel did not officially announce that he’s leaving the project.

If Diesel is still on board, the film is slated be released in 2011, although it may not be made at all if he has moved on to other projects. The original “xXx” made $141.2 million in the United States back in 2002, while a sequel, helmed by Lee Tamahori (“Die Another Day”) and starring Ice Cube only earned $25.6 million in the United States.

Seeing as how the title of the film specifically references Diesel’s character, his departure would likely spell some pretty significant changes for the coming sequel. Fortunately, it turns out that the rumor is untrue: Vin Diesel is still on board to star in “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,” which currently has a tentative 2011 release listed.

Luckily for Vin’s fans, word came from Diesel’s publicist, who checked out the rumor and confirmed it to be false. As he said in his e-mail to MTV News, “I made a few calls on this and I can tell you that it is completely not true.” So there you have it, “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” will be a couple of years away, but will definitely star Vin Diesel.

 

Credit: modernghana.com

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