We haven't received an update on 'Magic Mike 2' in quite some time. The last significant piece of 'Magic Mike 2' news came in September, when the rumor broke that Channing Tatum might actually make his directorial debut on the project, said to be a road trip movie. Today, however, we learn that 'Magic Mike 2' is very much alive and dancing; jump after the break to find out where the film stands.
Magic Mike 2
2012 was the Year of the Channing Tatum (and rightfully so - dude was brilliant across the board). He starred in 'Magic Mike,' '21 Jump Street,' 'The Vow' and 'Haywire' (and would've starred in 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' had that film not been pushed back a year). He was named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" and Entertainment Weekly called him one of the "Entertainer of the Year." But all that could be coming to a close as Tatum is looking to take a break and focus on the next phase of his career: directing.
With an opening weekend of $39 million and a total worldwide total of over $154 million, Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' ended up being one of this summer's most unexpected hits. (Even more so when considering its reported $7 million budget.) As is the case with any hit, a sequel is a no-brainer, and of course said sequel must raise the stakes and take our characters somewhere new and - in the case of a comedy - preferably wacky. You know what that means for Magic Mike and friends: road trip!!!