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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Things over on the Vin Diesel front sure seem to be trucking along. His latest film, XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, has rounded out its cast pretty well, and they’ve even begun filming the project. Despite the fact that this is a sequel no on really asked for, Diesel and company aren’t willing to coast this one out. They’ve already locked down some major martial arts talent that includes Jet Li, Tony Jaa, and Conor McGregor, and there have even been some rumors that Ice Cube will come back to the franchise.

All in all, I find myself excited for this film, which is strange, because I really couldn’t have cared less about it prior to all the cast announcements. Of course, casting announcements are never enough for someone like Vin Diesel. Always one to share via his numerous social media platforms, Diesel has recently posted several set photos from the film onto both Facebook and Instagram with the following message.

“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… The years of development, the months of preproduction… And here we are at the beginning of production.”

Take a look at all the sweet shirtless set photos below!

One can never say that Diesel takes his success for granted. 

What do you think of the photos or Diesel’s comments? Let us know in the comments down below!

SOURCE: Vin Diesel Facebook, Instagram

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.