Vin Diesel Drops First ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ Teaser (Video)

Follow up to 2002 action thriller to hit theaters on Jan. 20

Vin Diesel has given fans their first (brief) look at “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”

Diesel posted a teaser for the upcoming action sequel to his official Facebook page, which shows the supposedly dead Cage returning to his extreme sports ways to help take down a new enemy. The full trailer will get released on Tuesday.

D.J. Caruso is directing from a script by Chad St. John and F. Scott Frazier. Joe Roth will produce with Diesel, among others, while Revolution executives Vince Totino and Scott Hemming will serve as executive producers.

After sitting out 2005’s “xXx: State of the Union,” Diesel returns to the franchise to reprise his role as Cage, the extreme sports junkie/secret agent.

This time around, he’ll be joined by Samuel L. Jackson (who appeared in the first two films as NSA agent August Gibbons), Toni Collette, Nina Dobrev, Ariadna Gutierrez, Ruby Rose, Hermione Corfield, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and martial-arts sensations Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa and Conor McGregor. Chinese superstar Kris Wu also recently joined the cast.

Released in 2002, the original “xXx” helped establish Diesel as a major box office draw. The film grossed over $277 million worldwide against a reported $70 million budget. The sequel “State of the Union,” which starred Ice Cube, fared nowhere near as well and settled for a disappointing $71 million worldwide.

“xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” hits theaters on Jan. 20.