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Vin Diesel is definitely back in the Xander Zone!

The 48-year-old actor posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday a photo of himself appearing shirtless on a beach and displaying a beefy, pretty non-Dad-like bod.

Vin was the target of body shamers in late 2015 after being photographed looking different than usual. He has fired back at the criticism several times.

He has traditionally showcased a super fit body, as seen in the Fast & Furious films and the 2002 hit action drama, xXx. In his new photo, he teased the upcoming second sequel.

"Xander Zone... Returning..." he wrote.

Vin Diesel, xXx Movie

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The actor, who reprises his role as daredevil and super spy Xander Cage, did not appear in the first sequel, xXx: State of the Union. The new film is titled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and is set for release in 2017.

In the movie, Vin's character returns for more action and a new covert assignment after being left for dead following an incident. It is unclear if Asia Argento, 40, who played Cage's love interest, will reprise her role.

Vin had also teased the new sequel on Instagram several times last year. In August, he quoted one of his character's past lines, saying, "While I was filming xXx, guys on set called me Air Diesel...The time to return has come. Filming starts December in the Philippines. #ILiveForThisS--t."

He shared some concept art for the new movie that month. 

The actor also revealed Samuel L. Jackson, 67, would also reprise his role as Cage's boss in the new film.

"Excited to work with Sam again... his portrayal of Gibbons was so good... timeless," Vin wrote on Facebook. "Welcome to the Xander Zone!"