Vin Diesel just received and read through the scripts for his upcoming movies "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." If audiences enjoy watching the films as much as he enjoyed raving about them, we're in for some fun rides.

Vin took some time on Sunday to post a Facebook video, hyping the scripts in a way that came across as genuine, like a kid up early on Christmas morning who wants to show off his new toys:

This weekend I was blessed with three great new scripts. The first script that I read yesterday and just kind of blown away by was..." [He held up a script for "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage"] One of the great things about this script is how much fun it is. It's action of the highest order. It's an extreme sports take on the spy genre. It's just a lot of fun. Xander Cage is one of those characters that you just enjoy playing and most of the time I play really deep characters, at times really dark characters and you have to go to a dark place to play those characters. But Xander Cage is a character that just truly has fun."

He said he's #blessed that he got that great script and #blessed that the producers assembled a great team. Then he segued into the next script, the sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," in which he plays Groot:

This morning, and I'm not done -- which is a good sign, when I can smile about a script and I'm excited about the last 20 pages -- this morning I have been reading the script that my son is particularly excited about. I'm probably one of less than 10 people in the world that are blessed to get this script so early."

He wanted people to guess the script first, based on the sounds -- since this is the first time he got a script that came with a CD called "Awesome Mix Vol 2." Someone guessed right that James Gunn gave him that CD for "Guardians of the Galaxy 2." He was reading the script live, on page 93. "I can see why my son is so excited about this. James Gunn is such a great writer. I read the script and I go, you're a great director and you're this good a writer too? No wonder Marvel is so excited about what you do. ... It's one of those page-turners, you cannot put the script down."

He said the third script he got is for "Kojak" but he hasn't read it yet since he's not going to do that one for a year or more. You can get a flash of the "Guardians 2" script around 6:05, in case you want to scan it for clues. You can also see part of his gorgeous house, if you just want to be jealous.

Here's the video:


"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is scheduled for release on May 5, 2017; "XXX" reportedly starts filming in December.

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