Samuel L Jackson only agreed to reprise his role in the XXX sequel, XXX: STATE OF THE UNION, when he was guaranteed his character wouldn't be killed off.

Writers planned to kill his character AUGUSTUS GIBBONS in the sequel, but Jackson fought to keep the secret agent alive.

He says, "They were going to kill me and I was like, 'You can't kill me. I'm not gonna do the movie.'"

Jackson is now planning to return for a possible third XXX film.

14/02/2005 09:20