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Channing Tatum may direct Magic Mike 2

Magic Mike ’s blend of romance, baby oil and glistening, washboard stomachs proved surprisingly popular at the box office, and inevitably, talk has already begun surrounding a possible sequel.

Channing Tatum has already said he would be open to a return, and is apparently in the running to direct the film, alongside Steven Soderbergh’s long-term producer, Reid Carolin.

Indeed, Carolin has revealed that he has already begun discussions with Tatum as to the direction a potential sequel could take, and apparently, a road movie is the order of the day.

“You know, we are talking a lot about it,” says Carolin. “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.”

Tatum is currently in the process of transferring the original film into a Broadway show, but once that project is up and underway, don’t be surprised to see him slipping back into the thong for another go-around on the big screen...

George Wales
George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.