Ladies, time to hit the cashier and get some singles! The half-naked guys of Magic Mike are coming back in a third film titled Magic Mike’s Last Dance, and it’ll be for HBO Max. Not only is Channing Tatum stripping down to star one more time, but Steven Soderbergh is coming back to direct after skipping out on the first sequel, Magic Mike XXL, which was helmed by Greg Jacobs.
So what are the stripper dudes up to this time? Well, we don’t know but we can assume it’ll involve lots of bumpin’ and grindin’. Tatum’s frequent production partner, Reid Carolin, wrote the script for Soderbergh to come back and direct.
The two previous Magic Mike films have been wildly successful, with the two films combining to earn nearly $300M. That’s what makes this move to HBO Max pretty interesting because WarnerMedia could put it in theaters and probably make money. I mean, I know women who packed into buses and made it an event to check out these flicks. There’s even a successful stage show, Magic Mike Live, packing houses worldwide.
And I’m not going to lie, I’m a fan of them, too. The first film tried to bring some complexity to a profession that is easily dismissed. The sequel was a lot more comedic and frat boy-ish, and honestly, it was the one I dug most. Here’s hoping some of the old gang returns such as Kevin Nash, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello.
Now, ride that pony…
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) November 29, 2021