"XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" is most likely to begin filming sometime in early 2009. Of it, Collider reported that director Rob Cohen has revealed the matter through a recent interview saying, "We met the writers yesterday and we're trying to get into production by late spring, to have it out for the summer of 2010."
On the occasion, he also made time to confirm that this new "XXX" project will team him up once again with action man Vin Diesel who will reprise his role as Xander Cage, a law-breaking extreme sports enthusiast-turned-government agent. "Yes, they're doing it with me and producer Joe Roth. We made the deal recently, it's named xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," he exclaimed.
Despite Cohen's remark on the filming plan, details on the third installment of "XXX" remain under tight wraps. Still, it is known that Columbia Pictures are looking forward to develop this second sequel.
Prior to "Return of Xander Cage", the franchise has seen two "XXX" movies being made. The original is a 2002 action movie "XXX" starring Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson and Asia Argento, while the second one is titled "XXX: State of the Union" with Ice Cube serving as the lead and Lee Tamahori as the director.