BY ANUJ RADIA

The third instalment of xXx – Return of Xander Cage – is directed by DJ Caruso.

The film stars Vin Diesel as an extreme sports enthusiast-turned-spy, Xander Cage. It grossed over $300 million worldwide and marked Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood debut as she played the fiery Serena Unger.

According to a leading publication, Vin Diesel and the H Collective recently made a joint announcement. The CEO of H Collective stated: “During my time at Paramount I was lucky to be involved in the development and distribution of xXx: Return of Xander Cage.”

Paramount Pictures had previously announced a fourth film with a returning cast and crew. The report further suggests that Caruso will return to direct the fourth film, and he had previously announced that he would like to bring back the international cast of xXx 3.

On Twitter, Caruso replied to a fan’s query if Deepika will return, by saying: “Oh yes.”

The rights to the xXx franchise have been acquired by H Collective and the production company hopes to capitalise on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’s substantial China box office, pushing for a new film to begin shooting in December.

Post Return of Xander Cage’s release, Padukone has proceeded to star in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali blockbuster, Padmaavat. However, she has not announced any Hollywood project as of yet.

Well, it would be wonderful to see the SIZZLING chemistry of Xander and Serena on celluloid soon!