We know that Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to Magic Mike, has started filming and now we know not only who will be stripping and starring in the follow-up to the Channing Tatum origins story, but we know what the story will be about! We’ve also got the film’s logo!
Look for Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias to return to the series and they will be joined in the cast by Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, Donald Glover and Andie MacDowell.
Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, made the announcement today as director Gregory Jacobs takes over for the first film’s helmer, Stephen Soderbergh -- who will stay on as DP and editor.
Here’s the synopsis for Magic Mike XXL from Warner Bros.:
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel.
But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
"Magic Mike delighted audiences everywhere with a fun and fascinating glimpse into a world few people ever see, becoming both a critical and commercial triumph,” Kroll said.
“We're thrilled to bring these memorable characters back to the big screen, along with some exciting new ones, in a story that will take them even further."
Check out how it started and watch Magic Mike online. And look for Magic Mike XXL in theaters July 1, 2015.