By Mandela Wells

@MwellsDJ

1/27/16

Many thought it wouldn’t happen but its official, Xander Cage and the 2nd XXX agent Darius Stone will both be featured in “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.” Ice Cube is set to reprise the role of Stone whom he played in “XXX: State of the Union” back in 2005. According to reports Stone will be a major player in the film alongside Xander Cage who is also being reprised by Vin Diesel.

Cube and Diesel are also joined this time around by another returning member of the franchise Samuel L Jackson and new additions Jet Li, Conor McGregor, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Deepika Padukone and Ruby Rose.

This 3rd installment is written by John Brancato, Michael Ferris. Neil H Mortiz, Joe Roth and Samantha Vincent are set to produce while Lloyd Phillips will serve as executive producer. The director is D.J Caruso.

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage opens in theaters sometime next year