‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’: Channing Tatum Gets Back On His Pony For HBO Max Sequel Directed By Steven Soderbergh

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…

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.