Xander Cage is back, alright! It's been 14 years since Vin Diesel has stepped into his extreme-sports-athlete-turned-undercover agent shoes in 2002's XXX, but he's now strapping back in for the sequel, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. The action star has been a topic of Tabloid sass a few months ago for his "dad bod" but his return as Xander "XXX" Cage is getting him swoler than EVER before, so take THAT dad bod shamers.

I mean, case in point:

Xander...

A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on Jan 26, 2016 at 3:05am PST

The sequel is set for a 2017 release and they've just started shooting. Vin Diesel took to his immensely popular Facebook page to share some behind-the-scenes pics. Like... check out this photo below and tell me you're NOT excited for xXx 2:

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE? LOOK AT THAT. DADDDDY.

He also shared the photo below, with the caption "The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built these amazing sets. You can tell the first day what level of crew you will be working with and it is clear that XxX has the very best. Grateful for the opportunity to make magic.":

We're all grateful for the magic that is Vin Diesel.