Channing Tatum Talks MAGIC MIKE 2 and The Wachowski Siblings’ JUPITER ASCENDING

     September 19, 2012


A lot of actors have had a pretty good year, but Channing Tatum might have had the best so far.  He’s changed the opinion of plenty of folks (myself included) with 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike, and The Vow was also a hit at the box office.  Now he’s attached to numerous projects, and he talked about a couple of them while walking the red carpet for his new film, 10 Years.  While Tatum has been rumored to direct Magic Mike 2, he clarified that he doesn’t want the gig.  He also talked about The Wachowski Siblings‘ upcoming sci-fi film, Jupiter Ascending.

Hit the jump for more.

CHANNING TATUM as Mike in MAGIC MIKESpeaking to MTV, Tatum talked about what he’d like to see for Magic Mike 2, but he’s not sure if the movie will become a reality:

“We don’t even know yet.  We want it to be.  We want it to happen.  We want it to be a road trip movie, but Soderbergh’s not directing.  He’s done.  He’s like actually gone.  I don’t know.  It’s hard to imagine doing the movie without him.

Tatum also said that he’s not interested in directing because he doesn’t want to have to follow director Steven Soderbergh:

“Who wants to direct their first movie after Soderbergh?  I’m not doing that.  I’m a little smarter than that.  Greg Jacobs might do it.  He’s a producing partner.  They’ve worked together on over twenty-five films, so he might helm it.”

This might be news to Greg Jacobs.

Moving on to Jupiter Ascending, Tatum says the film is going to happen and they have a start date:

“It’s definitely going.  We’re going to start in February of next year.”

The plot is rumored to be about a poor Russian immigrant (Mila Kunis) who scrubs toilets for a living, but then she discovers she “possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.”  It’s a strange premise, but Tatum says we should expect the unexpected:

“You can’t even imagine.  They’re going to change the game again.”


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