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‘Magic Mike: XXL’ Set For July 4th Weekend 2015; Channing Tatum Says Entire Cast Returning

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 15, 2014 2:21 PM
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What do we know about “Magic Mike 2” so far? Well, as we revealed exclusively a few weeks back, the official title will be “Magic Mike XXL” and Greg Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh’s longtime producer/first A.D./creative co-hort will take over the directing duties (Soderbergh has “retired” which basically means directing TV, but no feature films).

Exclusive: Greg Jacobs Will Direct Channing Tatum And Co. In 'Magic Mike' Sequel, Title Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 28, 2014 5:00 PM
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Hot on the heels of Joe Manganiello's informal announcement that the sequel to Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" will shoot this fall, new details about the stripper dramedy have emerged. "I think they’re going to announce it soon," the actor said. And he's right.

Joe Manganiello Says 'Magic Mike 2' Will Shoot This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2014 12:15 PM
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While sequels are nothing new in Hollywood, one movie we perhaps didn't expect to go franchise was "Magic Mike." But Steven Soderbergh's stripper saga was a sensation, notching over $165 million worldwide. Not bad for an R-rated movie about the male strip scene. So work was started on a sequel (and Broadway show) and it looks like Channing Tatum and co. are going to get back on the pole very soon, at least according to Big Dick Richie.

Channing Tatum Says Steven Soderbergh Has Offered To Be His DP If He Directs 'Magic Mike 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2013 4:45 PM
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Yes, "Magic Mike 2" is still happening, but there are a lot of things that need to be finalized before Channing Tatum and co. take it off and get it on again. Ever since news of the followup surfaced, we've learned that it will be a road movie, it will reunite all the characters from the first film, and Tatum himself might direct. However, he's also long-maintained that he's rightfully wary making his first movie in the shadow of Steven Soderbergh, and he might want to get his feet wet on another movie first, if he were to direct "Magic Mike 2." However, an interesting carrot is being dangled by none other than Soderbergh himself.

Steven Soderbergh Says 'Magic Mike 2' Will Be Built From Discarded Plot Idea From First Movie, Will Reunite All Characters

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 29, 2013 9:24 AM
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When he's not spending his newfound retirement from film dropping novella truths on Twitter and promoting “Beyond the Candelabra,” Steven Soderbergh is also lending a hand to Channing Tatum on the sequel to their hit drama “Magic Mike.” Both have obviously cut out questions of a cash-in, and in a recent interview with the director, he's pushed their case further as well as hinted at the film's plot.

Channing Tatum Wants To Direct Something Small Before Taking On 'Magic Mike 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 17, 2012 4:02 PM
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We're sure that someone out there has had a better year than Channing Tatum. An Olympian who won multiple gold medals, for instance. Or someone who won nine figures in some kind of lottery. Or maybe the "Gangnam Style" guy. But in the film world, no one's had a better 2012 than Tatum. Somewhat mocked by many in years gone by, the actor kicked off the year by impressing in Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire," before having three $100 million+ smash hits in five months, in the shape of romantic drama "The Vow," acclaimed comedy "21 Jump Street" and Soderbergh's "Magic Mike," which Tatum also produced, and based on his own life. Wildly different films, but Tatum impressed in each, and has gone from a nearly-man to one of the most in-demand leading men around.

Channing Tatum Says 'Magic Mike 2' Is A Road Movie, Could Make His Directorial Debut On Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 11, 2012 8:21 AM
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Probably the most pleasant surprise of the year so far, both critically and commercially, has been "Magic Mike." We've made no secret of our love of Steven Soderbergh 'round these parts, but we hadn't connected 100% with anything that he'd made since "Che," and when it was first announced, we weren't sure that a male stripping drama starring Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer was going to change that. But not only did the film turn out to be triumph -- a loose, substantial gem with excellent performances all around -- but also a grand commercial hit, bringing in $113 million domestically on a production budget of only $7 million.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • 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.

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