UPDATE: We got confirmation from the man himself DONNIE YEN (via Instagram), that he will NOT be returning for the upcoming sequel. Yen stated:

It is a shame since Yen’s ‘Agent Xiang’ was the obvious stand-out of the film. But hey, lets look on the bright side as Yen has plenty of exciting projects lined up including the live-action adaptation of the video game ‘Sleeping Dogs’ and the action thriller ‘Crossfire’ directed by Benny Chan. In addition, the martial arts superstar just wrapped his highly anticipated return as ‘Wing Chun’ master ‘Ip Man’ in ‘Ip Man 4’.

As for who will potentially replace Yen and fill in those kung fu shoes to draw in the Chinese audiences? Our best guess is none other than current China box office king Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior 2). Reports has been swirling that Vin Diesel and Jing is working together on an untitled project. Could this possibly be the next adventure of ‘xXx’? Read more about it by CLICKING HERE.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: The H Collective has officially acquired the rights to the ‘xXx’ franchise. Production is set to start on the fourth installment in December 2018 with D.J. CARUSO once again at the helm.

Expect official confirmation on the return of the original cast soon.

SOURCE: Comingsoon.net

After the success of ‘XXX: Return Of Xander Cage’ grossing over $345 million worldwide thanks to its international cast (especially DONNIE YEN who help raked in the gigantic China box office), a follow-up is bound to happen. The fourth installment in the ‘XXX’ franchise is on the fast track and director D.J.CARUSO took to TWITTER to confirm that the WHOLE gang will be back!

The main cast includes VIN DIESEL (Fast 8), DONNIE YEN (Ip Man), NINA DOBREV (Flatliners), DEEPIKA PADUKONE, TONY JAA (SPL 2), UFC Champion MICHAEL BISPING, SAMUEL L. JACKSON (The Avengers), KRIS WU (Valerian) and RUBY ROSE (John Wick: Chapter Two).

Caruso also revealed that meetings will be held next week.