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Donnie Yen replaced Jet Li for the role of Xiang, after Li dropped out for undisclosed reasons.
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The tattoo on xXx's leg bears the name "Harry O'Connor". Harry O'Connor was a stuntman featured in xXx (2002), who died during filming. He was the stuntman who doubled for Xander Cage during the famous parachute zip-wire stunt in Prague.
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Originally, this movie was going to be a direct sequel to xXx (2002), ignoring xXx: State of the Union (2005).
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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone made her Hollywood debut with this movie. Reportedly, she had turned down an offer to work on Furious 7 (2015) after unavailability of dates.
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Actress Nina Dobrev, a genuine thrill seeker by her own admission, was so displeased to see that her character in this film was going to be just some "tech geek", that she kept asking Director D.J. Caruso to give her some kind of an action scene until he gave in and added a part where she gets to use a gun. However, because this hadn't been the plan, she became the only cast member in an action scene to not get any sort of gun training beforehand.
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Michael Bisping replaced Conor McGregor after McGregor pulled out. Both are UFC champions in their respected weight class.
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This is the first entry of the franchise not to feature Michael Roof due to his death in June 9, 2009.
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This marks the second incident where Vin Diesel opted out of the second entry of a franchise that he originally launched as the lead, before reprising the role again. Diesel also skipped the second entry of The Fast and the Furious franchise, 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003).
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Adele Wolff (Ruby Rose) was modelled after Kinessa Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Army and did a tour in Afghanistan before becoming an advisor for V.E.T.P.A.W., a non-governmental organization made up of veterans that combats poaching using military tactics.
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The fighting style Xiang (Donnie Yen) uses against the N.S.A. soldiers at the end is Wing Chun. Several moves Yen uses include a Lap Sau (block/deflect), Fak Sau (knifehand), Tan Sau (sky palm block), the Wing Chun front kick, and the signature Lin Wan Kuen (a.k.a. chain punch). Donnie Yen portrayed the legendary Wing Chun Grand Master, Ip Man (who was also Bruce Lee's teacher), in Ip Man (2008), Ip Man 2 (2010), Ip Man 3 (2015), and Ip Man 4 (2018).
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Kris Wu (Nicks) was once a member of popular South Korean pop group EXO.
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Vin Diesel and Tony Jaa appeared in Furious 7 (2015).
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On the way to recover Pandora's Box in Detroit, Xander's (Vin Diesel's) team is driving a yellow van with the signs "Pork Chop Express" and "since 1985". "The Pork Chop Express" was the name of the truck driven by Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) in Big Trouble in Little China (1986).
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During filming, Michael Bisping accepted a UFC title shot, on two weeks notice, to replace injured challenger Chris Weidman. Despite being a huge betting underdog, Michael Bisping defeated his opponent Luke Rockhold in Round 1 by knock-out, to become the UFC Middleweight Champion.
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The color-shifting 1967 Pontiac GTO delivered back to Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) by Darius Stone (Ice Cube) at the end of this film is the same SFX "Flame Car" last seen atop the Charles Bridge in Prague, along with Asia Argento and Samuel L. Jackson in xXx (2002). This muscle car has been in a private collection ever since, and still retains most of the original film's Special Effects equipment on-board as constructed for the various practical effect sequences (flame thrower, rocket launcher, ejected hardtop roof, gauges and weaponry, et cetera).
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As shown in one of the trailers, Ice Cube, who starred in xXx: State of the Union (2005), makes a cameo appearance in this movie.
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Kris Wu's Hollywood debut.
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Film debut of Brazilian soccer player Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr.
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The airplane that is used as a mobile base of operations, is a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.
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In the grenade conversation scene, the table is covered with a movie poster that looks like "Chennai Express" starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, which was a blockbuster hit in India.
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Paramount Pictures produced this film, instead of Columbia Pictures.
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Karima McAdams and Jill de Jong, who appeared as the Party Girls in this movie, were the Lara Croft models for the Tomb Raider video game series.
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Xander (Vin Diesel) tells Serena (Deepika Padukone) to dial 9 if she needs help. 9 is the same key for the letter X on phone keypads.
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The character of Adele Wolff, played by Ruby Rose, was modeled after Kinessa Johnson. Johnson served in the US armed forces and did a tour in Afghanistan before becoming an advisor for VETPAW, a non-governmental organization made up of veterans that combats poaching using military tactics..
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Samuel L. Jackson and Vin Diesel have roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nick Fury, and as Groot, respectively. Also, Donnie Yen appeared in a Marvel movie as "Snowman" in Blade II (2002).
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Samuel L. Jackson and Toni Collette appeared in Shaft (2000).
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Donnie Yen and Samuel L. Jackson appeared in the Star Wars film franchise as Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One (2016), and as Mace Windu, respectively.
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The movie doesn't feature Scott Speedman as Agent Kyle Steele from xXx: State of the Union (2005).
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Nina Dobrev has appeared with Samual L Jackson before in Arena(2011)
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The second time in the franchise where August Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) fakes his own death.
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When Gibbons is revealed to be alive at the end, he wears glasses with the left ocular darkened. This is another reference to Samuel L. Jackson's role as Director Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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When Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr. is introduced during the China Restaurant interview, he is described with "thought to be recruited for The Avengers" which is a reference to Samuel L. Jackson's role as Director Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Features several references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the beginning of the movie, The Avengers are mentioned in text. At the end of the movie, it references Nick Fury. It is revealed that Gibbons faked his death and one of the lens of Gibbons' glasses are darkened. Similarly, his character Nick Fury fakes his death in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
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This is Revolution Studios' first movie in ten years, since The Water Horse (2007).
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