Donnie Yen Replaces Jet Li In “XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage”

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There’s some shuffling going on with the cast of XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE. It was previously announced that was attached to star in the third installment of the action franchise, but the star martial artist has exited the project for unknown reasons and has stepped in.

Yen joins an international all-star cast that includes Bollywood star , of Ong Bak fame as well as , , and . and will reprise their roles in the reboot of 2002 original. is also slated to return.

As the title entails, the movie will have Xander Cage (Diesel) coming out of a self-imposed exile. He is at odds with an alpha warrior named Xiang and his team. Cage builds a new team and goes against Xiang in a race to recover a deadly weapon known as Pandora’s Box.

is set to direct the script by . Diesel will also serve as a alongside his sister, . and his partner are also set to produce.

Yen rose to fame as a martial artist and action star in Hong Kong. He stepped into the stateside spotlight in Blade II and his role in the Ip Man franchise has furthered his popularity. He can be seen later this year in the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

He is repped by .

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