The Kidd here...
It's easy to dismiss MAGIC MIKE as "that male stripper movie" if you haven't seen it, but if you did take the time to check it out with an open mind, you'll see that it's a lot more than such a simple label could do it justice.
With $77 million and counting at the domestic box office on a budget of only about $7 million, you could see why, after word of a Broadway stage show has been making the rounds, a sequel was easily next on the to-do list.
Channing Tatum confirmed as much to Glamour UK during a Twitter Q&A when asked if MAGIC MIKE 2 was happening. “Yes, yes and yes! We’re working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger.”
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With the way MAGIC MIKE ends, with Tatum's character ditching the male dance revue and chasing love, I'm not entirely sure how a sequel would work, unless the film would continue to follow the troupe's move to Miami and revolve around Alex Pettyfer's The Kid. Tatum was easily the best part of MAGIC MIKE, but that bit of a love story wasn't. On the flip side, to borrow from Tatum, the revue is far less interesting with him out of the picture, although it'd give more opportunity for Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello to carry a bit more of the film. Perhaps this is more McConaughey's movie then if that's the route they're going to take. Definitely quite a few interesting possibilities for where a MAGIC MIKE sequel might wind up.
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