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We have some very exciting news to share with you all – Magic Mike is coming back.
Yep, Channing Tatum has confirmed that a third film in the popular male stripping franchise is set to be released on streaming service HBO Max.
Tatum will reprise his role of Mike Lane, while director Steven Soderbergh and writer Reid Carolin will also return to the franchise.
Former Step Up actor Tatum confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a picture of the script, which is titled Magic Mike’s Last Dance.
He captioned the image: “Well world, looks like Mike Lane is tapping back in.”
The first film, released in 2012 and loosely based on Tatum’s experience as a male stripper, was a huge success, spawning the sequel Magic Mike XXL in 2015.
The films grossed well over $300,000 (£225, 574), and led to the birth of a hugely popular and successful state show, titled Magic Mike: Live.
Speaking about the upcoming film, Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, Toby Emmerich, told Deadline: “Is there anybody on screen more charismatic and appealing than Magic Mike?
“We’re thrilled to be back in business with Channing, Steven and their creative team to bring back Magic Mike’s wonderful combination of dance, drama, romance and humour.”
Tatum himself teased that this new film is set to make the other two movies look “tame”.
“There are no words for how excited I am to blow the doors off of the world of ‘Magic Mike’ with Steven, Greg, Reid, and the amazing people at HBO Max. The stripperverse will never be the same,” he said.
Meanwhile, director Soderbergh added: “As soon as I saw what Channing, Reid, and the ‘Magic Mike’ choreographic team did with the live show, I said we have to make another movie. Mike Lane’s dream of connecting people through dance must be realised.”
Little is known about the third film, but we cannot wait to see what Mike does next…
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