After the announcement of the movie’s title and director was made just weeks ago, more details have surfaced about the sequel to the 2012 hit Magic Mike. The second film, entitled Magic Mike XXL, will be directed by Greg Jacobs, and has now been given a release date. The film is scheduled for a July 3, 2015 release, and Channing Tatum has confirmed that the full cast of the original movie will reunite for the second instalment.
This means that the film will compete with the Terminator reboot, which is scheduled for release on the same weekend. Star of True Detective and recent Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey’s status has grown leaps and bounds since the first film, and this will be a real asset for the sequel. Alex Pettyfer will also star in the second film, but it is yet to be confirmed whether Breaking Bad star Betsy Brandt will play a role in XXL.
Here are some words from the star himself, Channing Tatum, on the upcoming sequel, courtesy of an interview with MTV.
“This one will be a road trip movie. Without giving a lot away, we don’t wanna make it a really serious, slice-of-life movie. We want to have reality in it, but we don’t want to make it some dark drama. There was some darkness in the last one that I think surprised people and shocked people.
This one, we want there to be a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle, but we also want there to be a s–t ton of fun. A s–t ton of just ridiculous stuff that you would never see in a movie.”