With the success of the 2012 film Magic Mike, it was only a matter of time before a sequel made it to the big screen. Magic Mike XXL takes place 3 years after Mike (Channing Tatum) left the stage as an exotic dancer in search of something more.
Here’s the Official Synopsis for the sequel:
“Magic Mike XXL” reunites Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias, stars of the 2012 worldwide hit “Magic Mike.” 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. Joining the returning cast, in brand new roles, are Amber Heard (“The Rum Diary”), Donald Glover (“Community”), Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss (“Step Up Revolution”) and Michael Strahan (“Live with Kelly and Michael”), with Andie MacDowell (“Footloose”), Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games” films), and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Gotham”). “Magic Mike XXL” was directed by Emmy Award winner Gregory Jacobs (“Behind the Candelabra”), who served as a producer on “Magic Mike” as well as numerous other features in a long-running collaboration with Steven Soderbergh. It was produced by Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin, from a screenplay by Carolin. Steven Soderbergh, who directed the first film, served as executive producer. The creative filmmaking team included production designer Howard Cummings and costume designer Christopher Peterson.
Just so you know:
A) There is a live Magic Mike show in production for Las Vegas for next year (2016)
B) The second installment, Magic Mike XXL has made these pictures available: