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New title and director for Channing Tatum's Magic Mike 2

03.28.2014

Unfortunately, MAGIC MIKE 2 won't be subtitled MEATY BOOGALOO or TASTE THE MAGIC. The Playlist is reporting the sequel will now be called MAGIC MIKE XXL, and a director has been found as well.

Channing Tatum had previously talked about potentially directing the new movie, however Greg Jacobs will helm MAGIC MIKE XXL. Jacobs has worked with Steven Soderbergh (who is still executive producing the sequel) for years, producing/and or assistant directing most of his films, including the first MAGIC MIKE. Jacobs was also behind the camera for 2004's CRIMINAL starring John C. Reilly and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and 2007's WIND CHILL with Emily Blunt.

An official announcement about the new title and Greg Jacobs hasn't been made yet, but one will likely happen very soon. Production should begin sometime this fall. Most of the original cast will be back, but The Wrap says there aren't any deals in place yet, and some characters might not return for the sequel.

Greg Jacobs should do just fine directing the sequel. but will MAGIC MIKE XXL have the same uh, magic as the first? Most would probably agree the movie ended up being better than expected, however that doesn't necessarily mean they want to see another movie. I'm a little interested in MAGIC MIKE XXL, even if I'm not dying to see Channing Tatum getting into more sexy stripper shenanigans.

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1:38AM on 03/30/2014

5 years later...

...and he's gotten obese and unfit. Hence XXL. Doing strippergrams and getting humiliated daily. That'd be the interesting sequel.
...and he's gotten obese and unfit. Hence XXL. Doing strippergrams and getting humiliated daily. That'd be the interesting sequel.
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8:01PM on 03/29/2014
The only way I would ever watch one of these fucking Magic movies is if Channing wears the ears from Jupiter Ascending.
The only way I would ever watch one of these fucking Magic movies is if Channing wears the ears from Jupiter Ascending.
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3:59PM on 03/29/2014
I knew they were working on a sequel, but I thought Tatum quit at the end and decided to become serious with that girl? I thought that was really the entire point of the movie - he can't continue to be a 30+ year old and live that life. I thought that was the main reason the film was so good, and so much better than it first sounded at. Am I wrong? Having him go back to that same place will fuck up the first film and won't make sense for his character (Maybe he will own one? Tho I think I
I knew they were working on a sequel, but I thought Tatum quit at the end and decided to become serious with that girl? I thought that was really the entire point of the movie - he can't continue to be a 30+ year old and live that life. I thought that was the main reason the film was so good, and so much better than it first sounded at. Am I wrong? Having him go back to that same place will fuck up the first film and won't make sense for his character (Maybe he will own one? Tho I think I remember hearing him say something ab a road trip movie?). I hope this will have some substance like the 1st, and not just be hot naked guys for woman, and/or that they cast Jonah Hill in a role.
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5:09PM on 03/29/2014
At the end of Magic Mike, there wasn't any resolution to Alex Pettyfer's subplot. I think Tatum and the girl get together but still have to find and straighten Pettyfer's character out.
At the end of Magic Mike, there wasn't any resolution to Alex Pettyfer's subplot. I think Tatum and the girl get together but still have to find and straighten Pettyfer's character out.
9:47PM on 03/28/2014
Shallow, superficial and embarrassingly corny. It figures women like Magic Mike.
Shallow, superficial and embarrassingly corny. It figures women like Magic Mike.
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9:21PM on 03/28/2014
It's a porn parody of itself?
It's a porn parody of itself?
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6:48PM on 03/28/2014
I wonder if Matthew McConaughey will be back after winning the Oscar for Dallas Buyer's Club.
I wonder if Matthew McConaughey will be back after winning the Oscar for Dallas Buyer's Club.
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