Channing Tatum Says 'Magic Mike' Sequel is Already Being Developed
Well, this isn't all that surprising. Following the box office success of the male stripper film from Steven Soderbergh, the Magic Mike star Channing Tatum has some good news for fans of the ripped dudes shaking their asses in thongs and ripping off their shirts. In speaking with Glamour UK (via CelebBuzz), Tatum was asked about the possibility of a sequel, and he excitedly said, "“Yes, yes and yes! We’re working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger.” Penis jokes aside, with Soderbergh's impeding retirement and an ending that doesn't really lead into an obvious sequel, is this really necessary?
The studio is probably blinded by the fact that the film has made $75 million so far, an impressive feat for an R-rated film about a bunch of male strippers. But will the same numbers turn out for the sequel, or have women gotten their share of dude debauchery and dancing? Either way, it would like be much different than the first film unless the story focused on the rest of the male dancers like Alex Pettyfer. It's not clear, but since the film was based on Tatum's personal experiences before becoming a movie star, and had a script from his producing partner Reid Carolin (also writing the Evel Knievel film with Tatum in the lead), it's like they've figured something out. But it's up in the air as to whether Soderbergh would come back to direct Magic Mike's Eleven (that's what I'm calling the sequel) or someone else would have to direct. Interested?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Why God? Why?
Carlos Subero on Jul 11, 2012
Can someone please explain to me what the hell is Kevin Nash doing in the background and on the stage????????
TheCajun on Jul 12, 2012
Lol at homophobia...people who are homophobic simply aren't comfortable with their own sexuality.
John on Jul 12, 2012
Carlos Subero on Jul 12, 2012
And people who rant on others that are uncomfortable with homos are gay.
Lowrider83 on Jul 12, 2012
I saw this movie and honestly, wasn't very impressed. The drama was slow and boring, and it was a crappy love story that wasn't very interesting. I can say as a straight man that the best parts of the movie were the stripping scenes. I really don't think this movie needs a sequel at all.
junglejim on Jul 12, 2012
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