Diesel, also known for the “Fast & Furious” series, first appeared as crime fighting government agent Xander Cage in 2002’s “xXx”.

He skipped the sequel “xXx2: The Next Level”, which was led by Ice Cube and Willem Dafoe, but has now made a comeback in the third instalment of the series.

This chapter sees Cage end his self-imposed exile and recruit a new team to recover a sinister weapon called Pandora’s Box, according to studio Paramount Pictures.

“xXx: Return of Xander Cage” begins it global theatrical rollout from Jan 18.