With Steven Soderbergh announcing his plans to retire from the industry, who will direct the sequel to Magic Mike? Channing Tatum answered that and revealed other juicy details about the follow up to his surprise hit stripper flick.
During his promotional obligations for White House Down, the 33-year-old actor told the Hollywood Reporter that his producing partner Reid Carolin and he would direct it or Greg Jacobs would helm it. Just in case you don’t know who Jacobs is, he’s been Soderbergh’s right-hand man for almost 25 movies and worked as a producer on Magic Mike. Find out the other major reveal below.
“It will essentially be the movie that everyone thought the first one was going to be: crazy and fun and less slice-of-life and less drama,” he told THR. “The first one, we had to make not so cheesy and campy; this one we are going to swing for the fences.” – Channing Tatum
Totally agree with that. Everyone, including myself, thought the first flick was going to be one big cheesy comedyfest. But with Soderbergh on hand, you knew that was never going to happen. While I could use more comedic moments, I hope it doesn’t go to Demi Moore Striptease territory. No one wants to see a male version of that.
With all this talk about a Magic Mike sequel, don’t get too excited about it coming to a theater near you soon. In an interview last September, Channing noted that a Broadway musical version of the flick would come before any planned sequel. As much as I love musicals, I say ditch it and focus on the sequel before all the guys get too old to drop trou. Don’t you agree? Sound off below.