'Magic Mike 3' being made, Channing Tatum returns as lead
Michael "Magic Mike" Lane is coming back, people! Channing Tatum has announced that he would be reprising the role of people's favorite male stripper, probably for one last time, in Magic Mike's Last Dance. The third part of the comedy-drama franchise comes a good six years after Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to Magic Mike, the film that launched the character.
Why does it matter?
- The first edition, which released in 2012 and featured actors like Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey, proved to be a turning point for Tatum.
- Inspired by his real life (he was a stripper in Florida when he was 18), it got him several awards and nominations.
- It was also lauded by critics, who appreciated the sensitive way makers dealt with such a tricky topic.
'Well world, looks like Mike Lane's tapping back in'
Taking to Instagram, the actor informed, "Well world, looks like Mike Lane's tapping back in," indicating that the movie is in the works. Apart from Tatum, the third part will also see the return of the director of the parent movie, Steven Soderbergh, and also the writer for the two parts, Reid Carolin. Magic Mike's Last Dance will premiere directly on HBO Max.
Manganiello, Amber Heard may be signed to reprise their roles?
Apart from the 41-year-old, no other actors have been cast it seems. There's a chance of Manganiello returning as Big Dick Richie, and Amber Heard getting signed as Zoe, the love interest of Mike. Also, plot details or the storyline are not known yet. We are waiting for the team to crack a great idea that would pay a fitting tribute to the character.
Tatum, Tom Hardy are collaborating for the first time
Apart from that, Tatum is all set to appear in Dog, which he jointly has helmed with Carolin. It releases next February. The handsome star will also be seen opposite Sandra Bullock in The Lost City. Also recently, Universal Pictures announced a film on the Afghanistan evacuation, starring Tatum and Tom "Venom" Hardy. The venture will also be bankrolled by these two actors.