The Pulp Fiction star has signed up to reprise his role as NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons in the third film in the franchise, tentatively titled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

Diesel, who portrayed leading man Xander Cage in the original 2002 film, has announced Jackson's return on his Facebook page, writing, "Excited to work with Sam again... his portrayal of Gibbons was so good... timeless. Welcome to the Xander Zone!"

Jackson starred in both xXx and 2005's xXx: State of the Union sequel, which Diesel did not return for.

Diesel also revealed some concept art from the film on Instagram, and announced current UFC Featherweight champion Conor MCGregor will have a role in the new movie.

Production is reportedly underway in the Philippines.