Earlier this week we learned that Jet Li will join star Vin Diesel in director D.J. Caruso’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Now, here’s more intriguing news: Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Furious 7) has signed on, too.

There’s no word on what his character will be, but The Hollywood Reporter quotes studio execs offering nothing but the highest in vague praise:

“Tony Jaa joining the cast of xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage further demonstrates the level of extreme athleticism and action that we are going to deliver to audiences,” Revolution CEO Vince Totino said Thursday in a statement. “The fans have been asking for it and our goal is to deliver it.”

Added Revolution COO Scott Hemming: “The xXx franchise is known for spy plots, espionage twists, government turns and extreme action; with Tony now part of that formula, he rounds out the cast that won’t disappoint.”

Suddenly, xXx sounds like it’s shaping up to be action movie gold. What’s Iko Uwais up to lately?

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Top image: Tony Jaa arrives at the premiere of “Furious 7" at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)