The first clip has dropped from Magic Mike XXL, the upcoming sequel that’ll have Channing Tatum doing his thing back on stage.
Set three years after Tatum’s Mike left the stripper game, Magic Mike XXL has what’s left of the Kings of Tampa travelling to their final performance on Myrtle Beach.
The clip below sees Tatum and co. meeting an old friend, played by Elizabeth Banks. Joe Manganiello and Jada Pinkett Smith also appear. Honestly, this doesn’t really do anything to gather excitement for the film, but we were on board as soon as those fun trailers were released.
The crowds will probably be packing this one come release time, with Tatum’s appeal working overtime and the many fans established with the first film aching to see more. Fingers crossed it doesn’t disappoint.
Magic Mike XXL, also starring Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Andie MacDowell, and Michael Strahan, hits the U.S. on July 1 and Australia on July 9.
Official synopsis for 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.