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MAGIC MIKE 2 Is In The Works!!

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.”

 

- SPOILER ALERT -

 

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.

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

BillyTheKidd@aintitcool.com

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  • July 11, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    ugh

    by Kiera Knightley's Sexy Beanpole

    'nuff said

  • July 11, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    PREQUEL.

    by justmyluck

  • July 11, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    but they all died in MM1

    by Jubba

    how can they have a sequel??

  • July 11, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Wish there was a bigger spoiler alert

    by shaneo632

    I skimmed right past the red text and read the end of the film. Not seeing it until Friday.

  • July 11, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike ==========0

    by Loosejerk

    Geez

  • July 11, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    ugh pt. 2

    by tim hager

    It annoys he said "flip the script." talk like an adult.

  • July 11, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    one word....Zombie Strippers

    by thedude2010

    Okay so maybe two words.

  • July 11, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    shaneo632

    by tim hager

    "Oh man, I can't believe they ruined the ending of 'Magic Mike'!" -- No one, ever

  • July 11, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Will this crack 100 million???

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Seems like it kinda lost some "steam" after the first weekend. Even for low budget stuff I always thought 100 million was the MAGIC number to get a sequel to a non-horror or comedy flick.

  • July 11, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I can't wait!

    by daniel parker

    I hope it becomes a series of films!!!

  • July 11, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Magic Marky Mark

    by Triple_J_72

  • July 11, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    @samuel fulmer - Yes. Because....

    by CREG

    Women took Titanic to 40 billion in ticket sales from watching it 20 time while in cinemas.

  • July 11, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I thought Steven Soderberg was retiring?

    by Bubba Gillman

    His indie credibility notwithstanding, there is not one Steve Soderberg movie that I love. Not even very many that I like. And his forays into maintstream film making seem forced, like those paid vacations known as the Oceans movies.

  • July 11, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike 2: 8======D

    by Jonathan

    >_<

  • July 11, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Not interested...

    by Atticus Finch

    Because I'm a straight male.

  • July 11, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Matthew McC was amazing in this.

    by Smarty_Feldman

    Oscar caliber performance in a B-Movie.

  • July 11, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Staying Alive angle

    by Kev

    Magic Mike goes to the big leagues and competes with the likes of those guys who manipulate their penises and he quickly finds himself over his head.

  • July 11, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I love one S.S. movie:

    by gaygoonie

    Erin Brockovich. Magic Mike made me feel as dumb as its characters, although McBongo was awesomely possessed by his character.

  • July 11, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    No one has said Steven will direct it

    by Anthony Torchia

    it could almost direct itself, couldn't it? And there are large piles of money to be shared Hollywood is Hollywood Because it's a big pond with 1000 predatory fish, it's a predatory place, it is what it is Am I being clever or trite?

  • July 11, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Took the wife to this and it was a good movie.

    by cock smoker

    Drop your insecurities and hang ups at the door. Very good picture, Tatum shines and the dance scenes are great. Most disappointing part was Olivia Munns boobies, not top notch by any means.

  • July 11, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike: A Thong for Europe!

    by D o o d

    I'll get my coat!

  • ..otherwise this wouldnt be much of a money maker.

  • July 11, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike2: More Mike

    by Drath

    aka Showgirls' Revenge!

  • July 11, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    They won't be successful in Miami

    by Bruno

    Miami is fucking ratchet and they are used to the raunchier male strippers who make the dancing in Magic Mike look tame and innocent. The movie was def not all about the stripping. It was a drama with stripping that looked like dance crew choreography on ABDC. Maybe they realized the love story angle was the worst part of the movie. Especially when Mike had way more chemistry with the crazy chick with the nice rack. The movie's official love interest was annoying and was talking at a loud volume and it was just weird watching her. A sequel could be better as so much stuff is unresolved. But it should start with The Kid OD'ing and dying and his sister never forgiving Mike and leaving him. That way it opens up the story.

  • Enough said.

  • July 11, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    sub-legacy just described him/herself

    by julia

    liked the movie. they are all beautiful men.

  • July 11, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Kidd?

    by Brock

    It had such horrible writing, and the acting was terrible. It would have been a lot better if they had not tried to make it serious and play it as a tongue in cheek comedy. There is nothing deep about this film.

  • July 11, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    @themobgirl

    by Jarrete Barnett

    Not even close... All the more reason to spare me any lectures on "self-acceptance". But if you insist, you can probably start by taking your own advice.

  • July 11, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    ^good point v3d

    by nametaken

  • July 11, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    If they went more Showgirls and followed

    by CherryValance

    the group to Miami then I could definitely see it. That's where the story really continues. If they make it or not. It's a big risk. Mike however, his story is over. He's just gonna be a normal guy now. There's nothing there. Unless they had him hit hard times and go hat in hand back to McConaughey. But that would be stupid. I'd definitely go see a sequel about the move to Miami.

  • July 11, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Alright, alright, alright...

    by Wazoo

    ...I wouldn't be surprised if McConaughey gets a Best Supporting Actor nod for this.

  • July 11, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike 2: Uncut

    by Rick

  • July 11, 2012, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike: Free Willy

    by Rick

  • July 11, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike Rises

    by Rick

  • July 11, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike vs the Cougar ...

    by Rick

    Backdraft Balls Deep STD Wars On the Pole

  • July 11, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Olivia Munn is in this I see. I saw her in HBO's new show The Newsroom.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    She's good on The Newsroom. She's been in several things lately. How'd she do in Magic Mike? I didn't see it.

  • July 12, 2012, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Hopefully Steven Soderbergh is smart...

    by Troy McNamara

    ... and he leaves the love story to the side. While a good percentage saw Magic Mike for the sake of Channing Tatum strip, let's hope that they thought the rest of the movie and the other characters were worth double-dipping on. Keeping Matthew McConaughey would be safe but he really proves himself to be a dick and The Kid is a character that is just unsympathetic (even though Alex Pettyfer played him beautifully). Maybe they'll make a new character if they can't use either Joe Manganiello or Matt Bomer for the main role since both actors have big parts on TV but I'm really curious to see where it's gonna go. It's kinda sad to see Mike leave the story but if they leave him out, I'd really appreciate it.

  • July 12, 2012, 1:10 a.m. CST

    And if Steven Soderbergh isn't doing it,

    by Troy McNamara

    get Nicolas Winding Refn to direct the sequel like Tatum originally intended with the first Magic Mike! Imagine a male stripper movie by Winding Refn! Now that's a movie that I'd gladly pay to go and see over and over again (no homo).

  • July 12, 2012, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Channing Tatum is the new Keanu Reeves

    by SunTzu77

  • July 12, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    stupidity

    by 1919

    REIGNS ...if it makes money , make a sequel ... I goes I'm the dumb one though