Vin Diesel is a super spy once again in first trailer for xXx: Return of Xander Cage

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Jul 20, 2016

It’s been more than a decade since Vin Diesel played super spy Xander Cage in xXx on the big screen, and after spending the past few years driving fast cars over in the Fast and Furious franchise, he’s back.

It’s been a while, but it turns out Diesel still has the chops to play an extreme sports, hipster spy. Judging by the Return of Xander Cage footage here, we don’t get much of a feel for what they’ll be doing in regard to a specific plot, but it seems Samuel L. Jackson will be assembling a team of young spies to battle new evils in the world. As for the action, we get to see Diesel’s Cage skiing down a mountain … in the summer. It’s about as silly as it sounds, but if you enjoyed the first film, it should be right up your alley.

More than anything, it’s fascinating to see this franchise get dusted off the shelf at all. It seemed to be dead after Ice Cube replaced Diesel in the 2005 sequel, yet here we are. Diesel is still looking for a hit franchise outside his Fast and Furious duties, and with Riddick and The Last Witch Hunter already in the books, they’re going vintage now (apparently).

xXx: Return of Xander Cage premieres Jan. 20, 2017.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think: