We are VERY excited for Magic Mike XXL here at SHEmazing!, and the good news is, they’ve started production!
Director of Photography Steven Soderbergh posted this photo to Twitter, although we were a bit disappointed that it wasn’t a shot of Channing Tatum mid-strip tease – we know he’s out there somewhere, probably with his top off.
The first Magic Mike was a big hit in the box office, and got good reviews from critics as well, so we have high hopes for the sequel, which was co-written by Reid Carolin and Channing Tatum himself. It’s just a pity Matthew McConaughey won’t be in it this time around – though we’re sure as soon as Mr. Tatum is on the screen we’ll forget ALL about McConaughey!
The film isn’t released in the US until the 1st of July 2015, so we have a ten whole months to wait. Do you think you can make it?!
Gabriel Iglesias who featured in Magic Mike has revealed that Matthew McConaughey isn’t likely to return for the sequel.
By the sounds of it, Iglesias might be the slightest bit jealous of McConaughey’s Oscar success for his role in Dallas Buyers Club:
“Word has it Matthew is probably not going to be involved in this one, because he’s worth a lot of money… that whole Oscar thing, the nerve right?”
We can all breathe a sigh of relief though, because the main man Channing Tatum is already preparing for his return:
“I’m about to start training for Magic Mike XXL and it’s back to the monotony of chicken and broccoli.
Your house smells of broccoli for months. There’s no fun. There’s no sugar. There’s nothing I’m more addicted to than sugar.”
Eeek – we’re not sure we could live on chicken and broccoli, but we certainly appreciate the results when Channing does!
Magic Mike XXL is scheduled for release in July 2015.