Break out the dollar bills and practice your dance moves: Magic Mike 2 is coming. For real. Not long after the breakout debut of Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 stripper film, star Channing Tatum dropped hints that a sequel was already in the process of being developed. Though there was nary a script to speak of — just a concept, according to Tatum — the announcement pumped up fans who couldn’t wait to see the actor reunite with co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, and Alex Pettyfer.
Unfortunately, aside from the fact that the strippers may be coming to a Broadway stage near you, there hasn’t been much solid news since — and with four Tatum films debuting in 2013, as well as another five due out in 2014, one might understand how production took a bit of a backseat. But fans can now rest easy, thanks to Tatum’s recent Facebook post, which shows the actor sitting at a desk, pen in hand, staring at a bust of co-star McConaughey.
“What better way to start writing Magic Mike 2 than with my old friend Dallas?” He wrote, causing a large number of comments appropriately ranging from requests for personal dance routines to those who, uh, just really want to see a lot of stripping. (We can’t say we blame you.)
Tatum will next be seen in the 21 Jump Street sequel 22 Jump Street, and in July, he’ll headline the summer sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending with Mila Kunis. But I know what role I’m most looking forward to, no matter how long I have to wait.
What about you?