Channing Tatum has confirmed what many “Magic Mike” fans have been hoping to hear: the summer hit has a sequel in the works.
Tatum confirmed to the UK’s Glamour Magazine that the sequel is in the early development stages. When asked “What about ‘Magic Mike 2’?” Tatum answered, “Yes, yes and yes! We’re working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger.”
Just what does he mean by bigger? Vanity Fair is already speculating about what could follow up the sort-of-true-story of Tatum’s work as a male stripper. Based on the movie’s ending, Vanity Fair assumed it could feature “The Kid,” Alex Pettyfer’s character who Mike took under his wing and turned into a star.
Channing Tatum‘s hit movie could already be headed to the stage. Even before its release, producers were making plans to adapt the story into a Broadway play, with Tatum’s producing partner Reid Carolin, also the movie’s co-writer, saying the stage show would be “more of a romp.”
It’s unclear if a theatrical sequel would even involve Channing Tatum, at least on-screen. For those who haven’t seen the movie yet, here’s a spoiler alert–Mike retires from the stripping game at the end of the movie.
The movie’s co-star Joe Manganiello addressed the idea of a sequel in an interview with Holywood.com last month, bringing up the uncertainty around Tatum’s status.
“We’re actually talking about the possibility of doing the prequel,” Manganiello said. “Because if you do the sequel, then you lose Mike [Channing Tatum’s character]. Otherwise, what’s Mike going to do? He’s going to come back for one big heist … so, you would do the prequel — how they got there.”