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Well, grab your breakaway pants and play Ginuwine’s “Pony” game, as Magic Mike is officially back in another round. On Monday, November 29, Channing Tatum announced another one Magic Mike movie is in operation. And, as the great Jada Pinkett Smith said in Magic Mike XXL, we’re going to see if “he still has that magic in Mike.”
The third, and perhaps final, film in the stripper trilogy, Magic Mike’s Last Dance, will be directed by Steven Soderbergh, who directed the 2012 original Magic Mike but did not return for Magic Mike XXL (2015). The screenplay was written by trilogy writer Reid Carolin, and Channing, apparently, is ready. “World, looks like Mike Lane is mining again,” the actor wrote on Twitter and Instagram, sharing a front page photo of the script.
The rest of the OG Magic Mike The crew, Adam Rodriguez (Tito), Joe Manganiello (Big Dick Richie), Matt Bomer (Ken) and Kevin Nash (Tarzan), have yet to confirm or deny their involvement. However, both Rodriguez and Bomber plane left some cheery comments about the emoji on Tatum’s Instagram, which should bode well for their potential return. For the participating actors Magic Mike XXL — namely the attractive Donald Glover, the reality professional dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss, and the supporting MC Jada Pinkett Smith — their involvement remains a mystery.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance may also provide an opportunity for new men to join a beloved team of male strippers. Joseph Gordon-Levitt famously recreated a Magic Mike jump numbers in his opening monologue on Saturday night live in 2012. And then Lenny Kravitz. In July, Zoë Kravitz (also Tatum’s rumored girlfriend) commented on one of her father’s Instagram posts, tagging Tatum and asking, “Are you auditioning for MM3? “We all thought it was a joke at the time, but now, it looks like there could be a spot on the stage if Kravitz wanted to.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance is set to premiere exclusively on HBO Max, but a release date has yet to be announced. In the meantime, fans can get Magic Mike overcome with the reality show HBO Max Looking for Magic Mike.
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