I went to watch Magic Mike yesterday and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cinema so chock full of women (and me). Indeed it’s been attracting such big, largely female, audiences that despite only costing $12 million to make, it’s already grossed over $77 million in the US alone.
With numbers like that, the question becomes, will there be a sequel, especially as the movie certainly leaves the door open for one? According to the Channing Tatum, plans are indeed afoot. When asked during a Twitter interview for Glamour if there will be a Magic Mike 2, Tatum answered, “Yes, yes and yes! We’re working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger.”
The actor’s producing partner Reid Carolin wrote the script for Magic Mike, based on Channing Tatum’s days as a 19-year-old male stripper. It isn’t known if Carolin is working on the sequel, or if they plan on bringing new writers in. It’s also too early to tell at this point if Steven Soderbergh will be back to direct a follow-up.
It’s also tough to know what Tatum means by ‘flip the script’? It suggests maybe part 2 will look at female strippers, but could just be an expression he used to say they want to do things on a bigger scale. If they do go female, it could be a mistake, as what’s made the first film such a success is the promise of sexy guys!