MAGIC MIKE XXL Trailer: Channing Tatum and His Stripper Pals Hit the Road

     February 4, 2015

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Warner Bros. has released the first Magic Mike 2 trailer for the sequel to director Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 stripper drama, Magic Mike XXLGregory Jacobs takes over the director’s chair this time around, as Channing Tatum’s titular character and his buddies hit the road for one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach.

While there’s no Matthew McConaughey telling us he sees a lot of laaaaaaaawwwwwbreakers around, this trailer is still plenty of fun.  The dance moves are incredible (I have no idea how Tatum can have such a large build but glide around like he weighs nothing at all), and I appreciate any film that wants to open with the imagery of a dick shooting out sparks.  I don’t know if the sequel will have the pathos of the original (Mike dancing in his workshop seems to blend the stage and his private life), but it still looks like it will be a good time.

Watch the first Magic Mike 2 trailer below.  The film also stars Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donald Glover, Andie MacDowell, and Michael StrahanMagic Mike XXL opens in theaters on July 1st.

Here’s the official synopsis for Magic Mike XXL:

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.

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