Those anticipating Matthew McConaughey to return for a second dose of Magic Mike, prepare yourselves, because it’s not happening. It was already assumed McConaughey was too busy to be a part of the Magic Mike sequel, but some people were holding out hope that maybe McConaughey could fit in some time to film.
As reported by IndieWire, the sequel, Magic Mike XXL, will be McConaughey-less. Director Greg Jacobs confirmed the news bit while mentioning who will be included in the upcoming sequel.
“McConaughey won’t be there, but Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello will be back.”
It isn’t a shock that we’re hearing more details about the upcoming sequel. Earlier, The Inquisitr reported filming was underway earlier in September.
The first picture from the Magic Mike Facebook page was shared alerting fans that production was starting. Fans, of course, reacted accordingly, which meant there was lots of extended vowels and shrieking via Twitter.
The crew is currently filming in Savannah, and although McConaughey isn’t included in the sequel, there will be new actors included in the film. Right now, Jacobs hasn’t opened up about who those new actors are. Another mystery in the casting department is whether or not Alex Pettyfer will be in the second film.
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It was widely rumored Pettyfer had a lousy attitude on the set of the first Magic Mike film, and often butted heads with Channing Tatum. This isn’t the first time Pettyfer’s diva behavior has been brought up on set.
Since Alex’s name wasn’t listed by the director yet, and no one has brought his name up in interviews, we’re going to confidently say he is off the table.
Channing Tatum opened up to GQ on what he would like the sequel to revolve around. At the time, Tatum said he wanted to focus on stripper expos and move the film out of the club.
“I want to do the story of when I’m in a dark U-Haul with a bunch of these guys and we’re doing drugs driving up to the stripper convention. It gets zany and crazy, and it’s a wild ride. It’s an incubator for insanity. It doesn’t matter almost what you do onstage.”
“It’s (a) road trip movie and put it this way, it’s different enough that once you see it you’ll understand why we made a sequel. No one will be accusing us of making the same movie twice.”
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