‘Magic Mike XXL’ Clip: Elizabeth Banks Needs an MC
This is a pretty weird clip to release from Magic Mike XXL — it is apparently the first time we see Elizabeth Banks’ character, who is surprised to see Channing Tatum’s Mike after he’s been out of the stripper game for a while. They appear to be at a convention, and Banks says they need an MC. And, okay, that’s it. But hey, it’s Elizabeth Banks.
There’s no real context to the scene, nor is there any real “action,” unlike the previous clip released on The Ellen Show in which we meet Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ character, whose dance moves pose a bit of competition to Mike and the crew.
Greg Jacobs directed the upcoming sequel, taking over for Steven Soderbergh. Jacobs has been Soderbergh’s first assistant director for years, while Soderbergh worked as editor, camera operator and cinematographer on Magic Mike XXL.
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.