Shortly after Magic Mike became a suprise success at the box office, Channing Tatum began talking about a sequel, and writer Reid Carolin has been charged with coming up with the script, once more collaborating with Tatum on the story. Plus, there’s a Broadway version of the film in the works.
Now we’ve had an update and it appears Tatum is thinking of making Magic Mike 2 his directorial debut. He told the German site Filmstarts (via The Film Stage), that as Steven Soderbergh is supposedly retiring, Magic Mike 2 could be helmed by Soderbergh’s longtime assistant director Gregory Jacobs (Wind Chill, Criminal), but then suggested that he and Carolin might just end up helming the movie themselves. Who knows how serious he is, but it seems a Tatum directed sequel is possible.
However the follow-up is a way off at the moment, with the Broadway adaptation taking priority at the moment for Tatum and Carolin. They do have sequel ideas though, with the actor telling Allocine, “We have a story, and it is really ridiculous and fun. It’s a road movie sort of thing, where a bunch of strippers get back together. It’s more of a broad comedy. I don’t know whether it will happen or not.”