Magic Mike are stripped again. Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh set to reunite for Magic Mike’s Last Dance, the third installment in the popular male stripper series. However, the upcoming film will not debut in theaters for the first time, instead having a live premiere on HBO Max. Get ready for some erotic thrills and a great time right from the comfort of your own home.
Reid Carolin, who wrote the first two films, will return to write the new story. Plot details are being kept under wraps for now, though this upcoming film is expected to wrap up the series – hence, “Last Dance”. Tatum confirmed the news on Twitter, sharing a photo of his script.
“Wow, world, looks like Mike Lane is mining again,” he wrote. He elaborated on his statement to Diversity: “There are no words to say how excited I am to blow the door off the ‘Magic Mike’ world with Steven, Greg, Reid and the amazing people at HBO Max. Strippers will never be the same.”
Magic Mike, released in 2012, was based on Tatum’s experiences as a young stripper in Florida. The film, which originally starred Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey, became a surprise success with a whopping $167 million at the box office and critical acclaim. It earns the sequel, Magic Mike XXL, in 2015, with no Soderbergh attached.
“Is there anyone on screen more charismatic and engaging than Magic Mike?” Toby Emmerich, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group said: “We are delighted to be back working with Channing, Steven and their creative team to bring together Magic Mike’s amazing mix of dance, drama, romance and humour. ”
The movie also inspired the upcoming HBO Max competitive reality series Looking for Magic Mike, slated to premiere on December 16. The show follows 10 men learning the dance moves, competing to be the next Magic Mike for the chance to perform on the “Magic Mike Live” stage in Vegas .
“As soon as I saw what Channing, Reid and the ‘Magic Mike’ choreography team did with the live show, I said we had to do another movie. Mike Lane’s dream of connecting people through dance has to come true,” said Soderbergh.
https://decider.com/2021/11/29/magic-mikes-last-dance-hbo-max/ Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh return