Channing Tatum Reveals Title, Director, More


‘Magic Mike XXL’.

He’s again! Channing Tatum will return for the third Magic Mike film, and he revealed a couple of particulars concerning the newest installment within the franchise.

The actor, 41, introduced Magic Mike’s Last Dance on Monday, November 29, sharing a picture of the script’s first web page by way of Twitter. “Well world, looks like Mike Lane’s tapping back in,” Tatum wrote alongside the picture.

Magic Mike’s Last Dance was penned by Reid Carolin, who wrote each the 2012 unique and 2015’s Magic Mike XXL. Director Steven Soderbergh, who helmed the primary however not the second movie, returns to the franchise for the threequel.

Tatum additionally tagged streaming service HBO Max, which is the place the film will debut. A launch date has not been set.

The movies comply with Tatum’s character Mike Lane, a stripper who’s loosely impressed by the actor’s temporary stint as a performer earlier than he discovered success in Hollywood.

Channing Tatum.
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“There are no words for how excited I am to blow the doors off of the world of Magic Mike with Steven, Greg, Reid, and the amazing people at HBO Max. The stripperverse will never be the same,” Tatum mentioned in a press release.

Soderbergh, 58, revealed that the stay present in Las Vegas, which debuted in 2017, satisfied him to return for the subsequent film.

“As soon as I saw what Channing, Reid, and the Magic Mike choreographic team did with the live show, I said we have to make another movie,” the director mentioned in a press launch. “Mike Lane’s dream of connecting people through dance must be realized!”

Casting has not but been introduced, however the Step Up actor joked concerning the cast earlier this month. Lenny Kravitz, father of Tatum’s girlfriend Zoë Kravitz, posted a photograph exhibiting off his abs that caught the actor’s consideration.

“Good god man,” the Alabama native commented on the submit. “What are you eating or what’s in the water or the genes. It’s not natural. Do you just do abs like all day?”

The “American Woman” singer, 57, replied, “Dude, I’m just trying to get in the next Magic Mike. Any connections?”

Though casting information hasn’t been launched, followers will meet some new Magic Mikes quickly. The third film’s announcement comes simply weeks earlier than the stripper franchise expands into new territory: actuality TV.

Finding Magic Mike follows 10 males who’ve “lost their magic,” per HBO Max, and attempt to get their confidence again by studying the Magic Mike strikes. The winner will get to be often called “The Real Magic Mike,” a money prize and an opportunity to carry out on the Magic Mike Live stage in Vegas. All seven episodes drop on December 16 on HBO Max.

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