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Channing Tatum Reveals A 'Magic Mike' Sequel Is In The Works

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by Kevin Jagernauth
July 12, 2012 9:21 AM
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So, are we about to see the world's first male stripper franchise? If things go Channing Tatum's way -- and these days, it seems everything is (including being a clue on "Jeopardy!" recently) -- "Magic Mike" will be taking another swing around the cinematic stripper pole.

Chatting with Glamour magazine, when asked about a sequel, Tatum was nothing if not emphatic: "Yes, yes and yes! We're working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger." And it's not too surprising that he wants to find a way to get dudes to grind their junk on women on the big screen all over again. He's already working with Steven Soderbergh and producing partner/screenwriter Reid Carolin on a Broadway show to hit the stage next summer, and a sequel is a no brainer as well, especially considering the film has hauled in $77 million thus far, and seems poised to reach that magical $100 million threshold. Not bad for an R-rated movie about dudes taking off their clothes.

It'll be interesting to find out what the sequel's concept will be. **Spoilers** His character in "Magic Mike" leaves the business at the end of the film, while the rest of the gang move on to Miami. **End spoilers** Could we see a story following up with Alex Pettyfer's bad boy? Or maybe with Matthew McConaughey's kind of sleazy, sort of sad Dallas? Or maybe just a fresh story, with a new batch of hot young bods to wow the ladies instead? We reckon the possibilities are endless.

For now, Channing Tatum plows ahead with his busy schedule. After having three hit movies in the first half of 2012, he's headed back to the film set, with shooting on Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" kicking off next month.

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3 Comments

  • C | July 12, 2012 5:41 PMReply

    Seeing that Channing Tatum "hates" Alex Pettyfer, and all the on set diva antics of his, I doubt he would be asked back. I see the sequel as a prequel, about how it all began. Because, like the movie ended, there's no way Mike would go back to the world.

  • Rob@cock.com | July 12, 2012 1:02 PMReply

    Hell yeah!!!! My buddies and I can't wait for this!

  • chris | July 13, 2012 11:42 AM

    Seeing as the "Channing hates Alex" meme has already been thoroughly debunked, I don't that it will play into any plans for a sequel. But sequels suck- although not as much as prequels- and especially since it seems pretty obvious that Soderbergh will not be involved, it seems like a bad, money-grab of an idea.

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