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In keeping with the tradition of celebrating our nation’s birth by grilling up a lot of weiners, Magic Mike Xxl will grind and thrust its way into theaters on July 3, 2015, adding to the insanity of an already crowded summer release schedule. Magic Mike Xxl will be going pec to pec with Terminator: Genesis, set to be released on July 1. I have a feeling they aren’t targeting the same audience, though.
Magic Mike was a surprise hit for Warner Bros., bringing in well over $150 million on a $7 million budget. But it was a pretty self-contained story, and without director Steven Soderbergh behind the camera, I don’t know if they can elevate the cliched and cheesy aspects as well as the first film did. Also, didn’t he quit stripping at the end? Is it going to be Magic Mike Xxl: Return of the Thong? Dear Lord, I hope not. »
- Mily Dunbar
The McConaissance was a wonderful thing for pop culture. It brought us Mud, and True Detective, and of course, culminated in Mr. Alright, Alright, Alright finally earning an Oscar for his work in Dallas Buyers Club.
But are fans of Matthew McConaughey about to experience a downside to the actor’s recent success? The Channing Tatum-penned Magic Mike sequel, Magic Mike Xxl, just received a release date of July 3, 2015. If things Work Out As They Should, it should be a wonderful two hours of G-strings, ’80s songs, and showcases of Tatum-created dance moves (ideally with less Alex Pettyfer and »
- Erin Strecker
The X-Men are sitting on top of the movie world right now. The third official trailer for Bryan Singer.s X-Men: Days of Future Past blew half of the Internet away when it dropped last night. A sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, already is in play. But the potential for growth is always evident, and the already bustling cast of Fox.s mutant universe constantly teases new additions, or different versions of characters we have seen before. Channing Tatum would like to be one of those "different versions." The Magic Mike and 22 Jump Street superstar has been attached to the card-tossing Gambit for a little while now. basically ever since X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner went on record to exclaim that Tatum would be her ideal choice to play Gambit on screen. Well, while accepting the Trailblazer Award at Sunday.s MTV Movie Awards, Tatum spoke with the network about conversations being »
The brilliant and hilarious stripper comedy Magic Mike, which sadly included no actual magic, was a bit of surprise hit when it first arrived in 2012. A sequel was quickly announced and now we have confirmation of the exact release date. The aptly titled Magic Mike Xxl will get people hot under the collar from 3rd July 2015. It’s a prime summer spot, especially in the Us where they’ll be celebrating Independence Day the very next day, and what better way to celebrate?
The original film was directed by Steven Soderbergh whereas the sequel will promote the first assistant director of Magic Mike, Gregory Jacobs, to the director’s chair. Channing Tatum is set to return, but there’s still no word on other cast members such as Matthew McConaughey. Tatum will also be contributing to the writing process, which is understandable as he used to work as a male stripper. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Gambit is my favorite X-Men character by far, which is why I was particularly irritated with his portrayal in director Gavin Hood’s misguided superhero flick “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Taylor Kitsch is probably a really nice guy, but he’s definitely not what I had in mind for Gambit. I keep hoping someone will do the character justice. Unfortunately, 20th Century Fox is keen on casting “Magic Mike” star Channing Tatum as Remy Etienne LeBeau in a standalone Gambit movie. Personally, I hate the idea. I Loathe It. I would love to see someone like Luke Evans tackle the role, though that’s probably not going to happen anytime soon. In fact, it seems Tatum is already in talks with producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the project. He recently told MTV News: I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. »
- Todd Rigney
It’s a good time to be Channing Tatum. One minute he’s taking a meeting with the X-Men people, the next minute MTV is bestowing their most prestigious golden popcorn bucket upon him. And amidst all that goodness is something else to be proud of: Warner Bros. considers him decent enough competition (or at least, a viable alternative) to the Terminator franchise. Because it’s just been announced that Tatum’s Magic Mike 2 (rumored to be called Magic Mike Xxl) is slated for release on July 3, 2015, which is two days before Terminator Genesis‘s own release date in the Great Summer of All Blockbusters. Of course, the one thing 2015 doesn‘t already have is a sex movie about shirtless men (just kidding! — there’s also 50 Shades of Grey), so Tatum and his cohorts can step up to fill an important niche (har!). Magic Mike 2/Xxl‘s release date is also the first news about the sequel »
- Adam Bellotto
Warner Bros. wants you to celebrate Independence Day 2015 with ripped abs, greased-up pecs, g-strings, and dollar bills. The studio has revealed that "Magic Mike 2" will be released July 3, 2015, according to Deadline. Channing Tatum is returning in the title role in the sequel to the surprise 2012 hit directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was inspired by Tatum's days as a male stripper; he and Soderbergh co-produced and helped finance the film themselves. Soderbergh's longtime collaborator Gregory Jacobs is directing this time around. The sequel -- reported to be titled "Magic Mike Xxl" -- will provide counter-programming to the usual summer blockbuster fare. "Terminator: Genesis" opens two days earlier, and other July 2015 openers include "Despicable Me: Minions" the Peter Pan adaptation "Pan," and Marvel's "Ant-Man." The original "Magic Mike" also starred Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. It earned a huge $113.7 million domestically, and spawned a forthcoming Broadway musical. »
- Dave Lewis
It’s Twofer Tatum day in Newsville, with updates on one of Channing Tatum’s upcoming films and a quote from the actor about a rumoured project that has been circulating for a while. First up: he’s let slip some new details about Magic Mike 2.Talking with MTV after the channel’s movie awards show this weekend, Tatum admitted that the sequel was not, sadly, writing itself, but that he was still hard at work with writing partner Reid Carolin on the script. As for the concept, the writer/producer/actor reveals that it’ll be a road-trip movie, with some real moments, but not a dark drama. “This one, we want there to be a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle", he said, "but we also want there to be a shit ton of fun, of ridiculous stuff you’ll never see in a movie again. »
Apparently, size does matter. On the heels of its surprisingly massive success with both critics and audiences, Magic Mike has now officially gotten a sequel - and, if its title is any indication, the follow-up is jostling to be a real biggie. The Playlist reports that the sequel - a follow-up to the 2012 quasi-autobiography loosely based on star Channing Tatum's exploits as a stripper - will be titled Magic Mike Xxl. It will be released July 3, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter reveals. Details are scant on exactly how the sequel will play out or who's on board, but one key marquee »
- Alexis L. Loinaz
Back in September, Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street star Channing Tatum stated that he’d like to join Fox’s X-Men universe in the role of the Cajun card-throwing mutant Gambit, with longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner subsequently stating that she is “dying” to do a Gambit movie with Tatum in the role. Well, it seems that both may get their wish, with Tatum revealing that he’s met with the producer about taking on the role previously played by Taylor Kitsch in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
“I met with Lauren Shuler Donner,” Tatum tells MTV. “And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess from being down south – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know. I just related to him. He’s just kind of suave… »
- Gary Collinson
. Steven Soderbergh’s film Magic Mike, about sensitive beefcake dancer Mike Lane and based on the real-life exploits of former male-revue-fleshpot-turned-actor Channing Tatum, became a sensation in 2012. The film grossed $167 million worldwide and launched its lead into stardom. Since then, the stripper-with-a-heart-of-gold story has been bandied about with regards to a sequel and a Broadway musical. Collider brings word that part two of Tatum’s tale (he’s been writing the script this go-round) is moving forward and will possibly head before the cameras later this year. During press rounds for Sabotage, star Joe Manganiello (who played stud Big Dick Richie in the first film) gave up the goods: “Yeah, it’s gonna happen this fall. I think...
- Alison Nastasi
Any film that proves to be a box office smash hit virtually guarantees itself a pre-approved sequel, and 2012’s Magic Mike is no exception. Thanks to great reviews and a $167 million international return on a $7 million budget, Magic Mike 2 – or more specifically, Magic Mike Xxl – will arrive in cinemas on July 3rd, 2015.
Magic Mike was loosely based on the experiences of the film’s producer and star Channing Tatum, back in his days as an 18 year old stripper. Co-starring Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer, the film enjoyed critical, as well as commercial success. According to a recent interview with MTV, Tatum and writer/producer Reid Carolin have been writing the sequel for several months already.
This one will be a road trip movie. Without giving a lot away, we don’t wanna make it a really serious, slice-of-life movie. We want to have reality in it, »
- Sarah Myles
The release date for Magic Mike 2 has been confirmed.
The much-anticipated sequel, titled Magic Mike Xxl, will be released on July 4, 2015.
Speaking about the sequel, Tatum recently told MTV: "I think everyone's gonna be back. Obviously no-one's deals are done which is always kind of scary."
He continued: "This one will be a road trip movie. Without giving a lot away, we don't wanna make it a really serious, slice-of-life movie. We want to have reality in it, but we don't want to make it some dark drama.
"There was some darkness in the last one that I think surprised people and shocked people."
The original film made more than $167 million at the worldwide box »
Few – if anyone – predicted that director Steven Sodbergh’s 2012 film Magic Mike, being a dramedy loosely inspired by star Channing Tatum’s real-life experience working as a male stripper, would be successful enough at the box office to birth a franchise. That’s what happened, though, as a Broadway musical adaptation of the movie is now in development, along with a cinematic sequel that’s rumored to be (appropriately enough) titled Magic Mike Xxl. (We’ll simply refer to it as Magic Mike 2, for now.)
The original plan was for Magic Mike 2 to be a roadtrip movie that’s heavier on the broad comedy than its predecessor; in a ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Just weeks after securing director Gregory Jacobs, the Magic Mike sequel, currently titled Magic Mike Xxl, has been given a July 3, 2015 release date. The sequel currently has the date all to itself, but it will debut just two days after Paramount's Terminator: Genesis opens on July 1, 2015.
Channing Tatum is co-writing the script with his Magic Mike collaborator Reid Carolin. The actor recently spoke about the writing process in an interview with MTV, where he revealed that he has been working on the script with Reid Carolin for the past two months.
"[We started writing] probably like two months ago. With my partner Reid I was like, 'Ah it'll write itself, it's fine'-not the case. Not the case at all."
It has been widely believed that the rest of the Magic Mike cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew Bomer are returning. While no deals have been signed yet, Channing Tatum »
Channing Tatum has held talks over playing Gambit in an X-Men movie.
The news comes after Tatum’s revelation last September that he was interested in playing Gambit in a future X-Men movie. Whether or not those comments back then came after he had already met with Donner or his revelation spurned interest in Fox casting the actor for a future movie, it’s unclear.
What we can almost say for certainty is that Tatum’s Gambit won’t be appearing in the new movie X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which opens next month. That film already has mutant character overload as it attempts to bridge two timelines together and it seems unlikely the movie could have kept a cameo »
- Matt Holmes
Channing Tatum has conquered practically every genre there is, starring in hit comedies (21 Jump Street), action movies (White House Down), romantic dramas (Dear John) and even male-stripper dramas (Magic Mike). However, he has yet to appear in a superhero movie, and the actor has previously revealed he wants to play Gambit in a future X-Men movie. How close is this to actually happening? The actor recently spoke with MTV, where he revealed that he has actually met with X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Lauren Shuler Donner about playing the Cajun mutant.
"I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I've ever loved. I mean I've loved them all, they're all great, but I guess from being down south - my dad's from Louisiana, I'm from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida - I don't know. I just related to him. He's just kind of suave. »
In 2012, aka the year of Channing Tatum, America was introduced to a phenomenon that has forever changed us: Magic Mike. The male stripper film based on Tatum's own experiences spawned a sequel, and not only is the next installment definitely on, but we have a title (Magic Mike Xxl) and a release date: July 3, 2015. How patriotic! Additionally, Greg Jacobs will reportedly direct the sequel, taking over for original director Steven Soderbergh. Let's just hope Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey reprises his unforgettable routine. »
- Shannon Vestal
Briefly: Last month, we learned the developing sequel to Steven Soderbergh's male stripper hit Magic Mike would be going by the appropriately bigger title of Magic Mike Xxl and the original film's first assistant director Greg Jacobs would be at the helm this time. Now Warner Bros. has announced that the sequel will arrive in a prime summer spot on July 3rd, 2015, just in time to take advantage of the big box office that always comes through on July 4th weekend. That means the Channing Tatum sequel will arrive just a couple days after Terminator: Genesis, but the target audiences couldn't be more different. We still don't know much of anything about the film other than it's "a road movie sort of thing," so stay tuned for more. »
- Ethan Anderton
The push to get actor Channing Tatum for the role of Gambit in an upcoming "X-Men" film seems to be making progress. The actor has previously mentioned he's been keen to play the character, while franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner has also expressed a desire to get Tatum onboard in the role.
Now, speaking with MTV, Tatum has revealed it has gone as far as meetings between the pair: "I met with Lauren Schuler Donner. I would love — Gambit's my really only X-Men that I've ever loved. I [mean] I've loved them all, they're all great, [but] I don't know I guess just being from down south - my dad's from Louisiana and I'm from Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida - I don't know I just related to him... I hope it does [come together]. You never know, it's a weird industry. If the stars align, I would play it. I'm already working on the accent. »
- Garth Franklin
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