'xXx 3: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE' Gets A Release Date

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Looks like they're going to play it safe with xXx 3: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE. The second sequel to Vin Diesel's 2002 xXx just got itself a release date, and it's right in that window of the year where if it's a hit, great, but if it isn't no one is going to lose their minds: January.

THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE will mark Diesel's return to the series, after he sat out xXx: STATE OF THE UNION. Paramount has likely paid attention to how Diesel fares in non-FAST & FURIOUS films and has decided on a low-key release date for the flick. The film is slated to come out next year on January 20. It's a wise strategy, since competition is fairly light that time of year, and a film like XANDER CAGE could benefit from that and the lowered expectations usually associated with movies opening in January and February. Just look at what a release in this window did for DEADPOOL.

The film will be directed by D.J. Caruso, have Donnie Yen as its villain, and it's rumored that Ice Cube- who starred in STATE OF THE UNION- could return.

SOURCE: Deadline

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