'Magic Mike's Last Dance' trailer: Channing Tatum says the third movie will be the 'Superbowl' of stripping
'I want dancing like we've never been able to do in the other two movies because we had to be honest to what the reality of that world is, which isn't great dancing, said Channing Tatum
Remember the 2015's 'Magic Mike XXL' starring Channing Tatum? It is back with a sequel after seven years. Channing Tatum has always been a crowd-pleaser with his action skills but with his dancing skills, fans go gaga in split seconds. Is it because he had his breakthrough with 'Step Up'? We can't be sure. Tatum's 'Magic Mike' journey started back in 2012 when the first installment of the film was released which eventually led to another sequel in 2015, 'Magic Mike XXL', and now the creators decided to serve the audience with the third installment of the franchise.
The exquisite Tatum's Magical Mike is a male stripper working at Xquisite. However, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for 'Magic Mike’s Last Dance,' the third and final entry in Channing Tatum’s star-making male stripper series. While the exact premise of 'Last Dance' had been kept under wraps, both Tatum and Steven Soderbergh have teased information about the sequel. Read more to find out what the actor had to exactly say.
Tatum gained wider attention for his leading roles in the comedy-drama 'Magic Mike' (2012) and its sequel 'Magic Mike XXL' (2015). However, for his 'Last Dance' Tatum teased it will be a Superbowl of stripping. According to People, Tatum said, "I want dancing like we've never been able to do in the other two movies because we had to be honest to what the reality of that world is, which isn't great dancing." In addition to featuring professional dancers, Tatum says it was important for 'Magic Mike's Last Dance' to have a well-written, lead female character.
"I want to have an equal, if not even more centralized female character for Mike to really play off of and almost to," he explains. "I don't want to say, (to have her) take the baton, but really let the movie be about a female's experience and not Mike's experience because it has been so much about Mike and the guys' experiences. These movies are very, very female-forward. At least that is our intention."
During a conversation with Variety, Soderbergh compared the film to Bob Fosse’s 'All That Jazz' and said that the touring stage production 'Magic Mike Live' served as an influence. “The movie is sort of a fictionalized procedural on how Mike comes up with the idea of a show - and then the obstacles, of which there are many, to trying to realize his vision of what this new thing could be,” Soderbergh said.
Along with Channing Tatum and Salma Hayek (who are the OGs in the franchise), audiences will also see Gavin Spokes, Caitlin Gerard, Christopher Bencomo, Ayub Khan Din, and Juliette Motamed in 'Magic Mike's Last Dance'. Reid Carolin wrote the script, while Soderbergh returns to the series as director after Gregory Jacobs helmed 'XXL.'
You can watch the trailer of 'Magic Mike's Last Dance' below: