‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ Goes Big With Theatrical Release In February 2023

From the very beginning, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has been preaching less streaming, and more theatrical releases. His mindset has seen the end of numerous projects that people were really looking forward to, such as Batgirl, while others have been elevated to the big screen. Originally set for an HBO Max release, Magic Mike’s Last Dance, the third film in Channing Tatum’s dancer trilogy, will now hit theaters on February 10th 2023.

This is fine. You couldn’t have Channing Tatum stripping down for the small screen, right? I’m sure he’d tell you something like that is strictly big screen stuff. Super Bowl weekend stuff, at that.

The two previous Magic Mike films have combined for $285M, so people clearly like what they’re getting for their dollar bills. Steven Soderberg directed the first movie and returns for the third, having briefly handed over the reins to Gregory Jacobs for Magic Mike XXL. Reid Carolin will pen the screenplay as he has for every chapter thus far.

Plot details are under wraps, but it seems that Salma Hayek will play a woman stuck at a Chippendales-esque male strip club. Tatum will return as Mike Lane, and this will presumably end this strange love story he’s been at the center of.


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.