xXx - The Return of Zander Cage

Behind the scenes of XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

Photos: TAL ROBERTS
Videos: Courtesy of Paramount 

 

A look at how they made the craziest film stunt of the year 

Last July, the first trailer for xXx: Return of Xander Cage debuted. Twenty seconds in, Diesel’s eponymous hero climbs a transmission tower, straps skis to his feet, and free-falls into the jungle below. What follows are fast edits of him leaping and bounding off the trees. The internet went into overdrive.

At the time, nobody believed it was possible. So xXx’s producers decided to stage the scene again, only this time with witnesses. The Red Bulletin was invited along to be one of those witnesses, and what we saw was truly spectacular. 

Watch the clip below, see how the world’s only jungle skiers pulled off the stunt again and read our in-depth feature on how they made the impossible possible. 

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The movie magic 

Xander Cage tears through the forest on skis in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. 

Doing the stunts 

Take a look at how the crazy stunts were made. And DON’T try this yourself. These stunts were performed by professionals and under the supervision of professionals. 

How these stunt men made the impossible possible for xXx: Return of Xander Cage

"xXx: Return of Xander Cage" opens with a scene so ridiculous, instinct tells you it's created by a computer. But the stunt is 100 per cent real. Here's how the world's only jungle skiers pulled it off

The GoPro perspective 

Capturing the magic from another perspective 

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