I’m getting excited for Magic Mike XXL (despite the fact that Matthew McConaughey won’t be returning). And I’m excited even though original director Steven Soderbergh (who was able to guide his first film from a $7 million budget to a $167 million worldwide gross), won’t be back either (actually he will, since he’s shooting it under his alias Peter Andrews, which effectively provides new director Gregory Jacobs with the best sounding board ever). This movie will still, in all likelihood, rule. Channing Tatum is of course back and now he’s got company.
Elizabeth Banks and Donald Glover have joined the film along with Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell and Jada Pinkett-Smith. And it has a synopsis now too! Hit the jump to learn the (bodacious) plot basics 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.
Sounds fun. And if you’re one of those people who’s “afraid” to see Magic Mike for some reason, check that shit out.