You probably weren’t that excited to hear that Vin Diesel was returning to star in xXx 3—despite the fact that he was killed off-screen in xXx: State Of The Union so that he could be replaced by Ice Cube. The original movie is so 2002 it hurts, filled with awful nu-metal and extreme sports, so the idea of Diesel playing secret agent Xander Cage in 2016 doesn’t sound like anything anyone was particularly anxious to see (apart from Vin Diesel).

But now the cast is coming together it seems like it could actually be pretty exciting. First we heard that UFC star Conor McGregor might be making his cinematic debut in the sequel. Now it’s being reported that martial arts superstars Jet Li  and Tony Jaa (aka the guy from Ong Bak) could be joining the film. Diesel, Li, Jaa and McGregor might not win any Oscars, but together that’s one hell of an action movie line-up.  As well as them, Samuel L Jackson is due to reprise his role from the first two films, along with Bollywood star Deepika Padukone who is linked to the film.

xXx 3 doesn’t have a released date yet but is expected sometime in 2016.

[via Den Of Geek]