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Diesel out of XXX 3?

10.16.2009

UPDATE: False. From Diesel's publicist: "I made a few calls on this and I can tell you that it is completely not true." So a third go-round for XXX and RIDDICK it is...

This is still in the rumor stages at this point, but a "trusted source" at Cinefools says that Vin Diesel has walked away from the third installment of XXX.

“Vin Diesel has dropped out of XXX 3. There is no word why Diesel has dropped out but I can only guess that it has something to do with Rob Cohen no longer directing the film or perhaps the rumored Riddick sequel is actually ready to roll?”

The reason this seems like more than a rumor is that it makes perfect sense. Diesel has peaced out of projects before when Cohen has walked (XXX 2 and 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS), and shit, if another RIDDICK project is ready to go? Forget about it. Vin Diesel is determined to make that thing a real sci-fi action franchise if it kills him.

This news would effectively kill the franchise, as I assume they're not going to keep going ahead with a film called XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE after this turn of events. We’ll have more on this once it's confirmed (or not confirmed), but I’m pretty sure it will be. Having just rewatched PITCH BLACK, I have to say I’d be more interested in a third RIDDICK than a third XXX. You?

Extra Tidbit: His best work is still THE IRON GIANT.
Source: CineFOOLS

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6:18PM on 03/23/2010

He's going to be back

Anyone on Facebook and is a Fan of Vin's knows that recently, as he's been talking about his next movie "Hannibal" he's also talked a bit of the next Riddick movie and today posted a bit of art for "xXx : Return of Xander" with Joe Roth. So there ya go from the big guy [link] first comment on that posting is "Didn't Xander get killed?" Which yes..he did (bonus features in xXx 2 and also mentioned in the movie) so it'll be interesting to see how they'll bring Xander back. Maybe he's Riddick's
Anyone on Facebook and is a Fan of Vin's knows that recently, as he's been talking about his next movie "Hannibal" he's also talked a bit of the next Riddick movie and today posted a bit of art for "xXx : Return of Xander" with Joe Roth. So there ya go from the big guy [link] first comment on that posting is "Didn't Xander get killed?" Which yes..he did (bonus features in xXx 2 and also mentioned in the movie) so it'll be interesting to see how they'll bring Xander back. Maybe he's Riddick's great great great great great great grandfather?
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9:17PM on 10/19/2009

All I have to say is

Ice Cube really looked more and more ridiculous each time in the movie he said stuff to look meaner and tougher than Xander Cage.
Ice Cube really looked more and more ridiculous each time in the movie he said stuff to look meaner and tougher than Xander Cage.
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8:55PM on 10/17/2009
I found the Riddick trilogy to be very average. My favorite of the three Riddick movies is Dark Fury (the animated one). Although, I do think that the character of Riddick is very cool.
I found the Riddick trilogy to be very average. My favorite of the three Riddick movies is Dark Fury (the animated one). Although, I do think that the character of Riddick is very cool.
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6:15PM on 10/17/2009
Great, bring back who they originally wanted for XXX, ERIC BANA, and this might have a chance of being watchable
Great, bring back who they originally wanted for XXX, ERIC BANA, and this might have a chance of being watchable
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1:53PM on 10/17/2009
More Riddick, please - and make sure it's the guy from the first film.
More Riddick, please - and make sure it's the guy from the first film.
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10:25AM on 10/17/2009
I actually enjoyed both the Riddick movies and I´d love to see another one
I actually enjoyed both the Riddick movies and I´d love to see another one
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7:26AM on 10/17/2009

Riddick!

Despite the bad press about Chronicles, it is the only film I have watched twice in a row. Oh yes, watched it, came out of cinema, walked straight back in and watched it again! More Riddick please :)
Despite the bad press about Chronicles, it is the only film I have watched twice in a row. Oh yes, watched it, came out of cinema, walked straight back in and watched it again! More Riddick please :)
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9:05PM on 10/16/2009

More Riddick!

Love Riddick, both the character and the films. Been waiting years for the next installment
Love Riddick, both the character and the films. Been waiting years for the next installment
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7:52PM on 10/16/2009
Vin is over! Now we need to stop THE ROCK, and search for a real action hero.
Vin is over! Now we need to stop THE ROCK, and search for a real action hero.
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5:53PM on 10/16/2009

yawn...

lower case yawn, too.
lower case yawn, too.
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4:30PM on 10/16/2009

If the script is like...

...the one from "Butcher Bay," I'd probably go see it.
...the one from "Butcher Bay," I'd probably go see it.
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4:22PM on 10/16/2009
Forget another XXX sequel! Vin Diesel should star in more serious roles.
Forget another XXX sequel! Vin Diesel should star in more serious roles.
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3:47AM on 10/17/2009
4:14PM on 10/16/2009
yeah, what stryfe9agb said.
yeah, what stryfe9agb said.
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3:45PM on 10/16/2009

Good

God has spared us from another XXX movie.
God has spared us from another XXX movie.
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3:40PM on 10/16/2009
the only thing i liked him in was pitch black and chronicles of riddick. not sure why...chronicles wasn't that great. i still liked it tho. so yeah if he makes another riddick, i'll chk it out.
the only thing i liked him in was pitch black and chronicles of riddick. not sure why...chronicles wasn't that great. i still liked it tho. so yeah if he makes another riddick, i'll chk it out.
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2:34PM on 10/16/2009
God help me I actually loved XXX2.

That being said I would love to see another Riddick movie much more than another XXX.
God help me I actually loved XXX2.

That being said I would love to see another Riddick movie much more than another XXX.
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2:16PM on 10/16/2009
I could care less, Ice Cube killed that franchise for me.
I could care less, Ice Cube killed that franchise for me.
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2:16PM on 10/16/2009

Hmmm

Here's what he's said lately on his Facebook page:

"The Studios are beginning to visit this page for the voice… the voice they could not hear up until now… your voice.

To answer your question… TH...E RIDDICK SCRIPT COMES IN THIS WEEKEND. The first step in returning to a character that I am so connected to.

P.s. I think even David Twohy, when visiting our page, was motivated by your voice… again, you inspire."
Here's what he's said lately on his Facebook page:

"The Studios are beginning to visit this page for the voice… the voice they could not hear up until now… your voice.

To answer your question… TH...E RIDDICK SCRIPT COMES IN THIS WEEKEND. The first step in returning to a character that I am so connected to.

P.s. I think even David Twohy, when visiting our page, was motivated by your voice… again, you inspire."
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1:46PM on 10/16/2009

His best work....

1. Saving Private Ryan
2. The Iron Giant
3. Boiler Room
4. Find Me Guilty
5. Pitch Black
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. The Iron Giant
3. Boiler Room
4. Find Me Guilty
5. Pitch Black
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3:32PM on 10/16/2009
And four of the films were made about ten years ago...
And four of the films were made about ten years ago...
1:32PM on 10/16/2009
Without Diesel this project will disintegrate. And that is exactly what should happen. This series was never very good anyway. And they obviously cant replace him as we saw with the train wreck State of the Union. Its best for everyone if we just leave the xXx "franchise" as a bitter memory and do our best to forget.
Without Diesel this project will disintegrate. And that is exactly what should happen. This series was never very good anyway. And they obviously cant replace him as we saw with the train wreck State of the Union. Its best for everyone if we just leave the xXx "franchise" as a bitter memory and do our best to forget.
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1:31PM on 10/16/2009
Good move, if it's true. We don't need another XXX. Bring on more Riddick!

As for the extra tidbit, I'd also put Riddick up there as some of his best work along with Find Me Guilty.
Good move, if it's true. We don't need another XXX. Bring on more Riddick!

As for the extra tidbit, I'd also put Riddick up there as some of his best work along with Find Me Guilty.
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1:29PM on 10/16/2009
Id rather see him in a few more Riddick films than XXX. It would be cool to see him return to Xander Cage character eventually though.
Id rather see him in a few more Riddick films than XXX. It would be cool to see him return to Xander Cage character eventually though.
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1:22PM on 10/16/2009
First of all, the first time Vin walked away from a franchise his career crashed and burned... only to see him come back to that said franchise 6 years too late.

Second... does anybody even give a shit about a third XXX?
First of all, the first time Vin walked away from a franchise his career crashed and burned... only to see him come back to that said franchise 6 years too late.

Second... does anybody even give a shit about a third XXX?
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1:26PM on 10/16/2009
6 years too late? Tell that to the box office.
6 years too late? Tell that to the box office.
3:30PM on 10/16/2009
I know I don't....Nothing about Vin Diesel interested me as an actor, although he showed promise in Saving Private Ryan...
I know I don't....Nothing about Vin Diesel interested me as an actor, although he showed promise in Saving Private Ryan...
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