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Channing Tatum Hits the Stage One Last Time

By Christopher McPherson

The world's most famous male stripper is signing off with a bang.

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Everybody, fan yourselves down in the back of the room. Magic Mike is back, for one final gyrating, thrusting, oiled-up dance. Warner Bros. has just released the first trailer for Magic Mike's Last Dance, the third and final instalment in Channing Tatum's semi-autobiographical male stripper franchise.

Tatum had originally given fans a first glance at the movie back in October via Twitter - showing off a photo, and his very sculpted six-pack abs, alongside Salma Hayek Pinault, and stating that "all good things begin in Miami", where the series has been based. Exact plot details about the film haven't been released and have been kept tightly under wraps, but Tatum and returning director Steven Soderbergh have drip-fed information about what audiences can expect.

“I want it to be the Super Bowl of stripping," said Tatum in an interview with People. "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.” Soderbergh, meanwhile, made comparisons to Bob Fosse's All That Jazz while adding that the film's production had been inspired and influenced by the touring stage production, Magic Mike Live. “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.

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The movie's official synopsis states:

“Magic” Mike Lane (Tatum) takes to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Hayek Pinault) who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse…and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he—and the roster of hot new dancers he’ll have to whip into shape—be able to pull it off?

Also starring with Tatum and Hayek Pinault are Ayub Khan Din (Ackley Bridge),newcomer Jemelia George, Juliette Motamed (We Are Lady Parts) and Vicki Pepperdine (Johnny English Strikes Again). Magic Mike was originally released in 2012 and was a massive, surprise box office hit. Directed by Soderbergh, and based on Tatum's experiences as a stripper prior to his acting career, the movie grossed $167.22 million worldwide on a budget of just $7 million. A sequel, Magic Mike XXL, directed by Gregory Jacobs, was released in 2015 and was another box office hit, grossing $122. 5 million from a $14 million budget.

Magic Mike's Last Dance opens in theaters on February 10, 2023. Just in time for Valentine's Day! Watch the trailer down below.

Magic Mike's Last Dance Ends With 30-Minute Dance Sequence

By Rachel Leishman

That's quite the last dance.

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The Magic Mike franchise is one that has befuddled and delighted audiences since its inception back in 2012. The film brought Channing Tatum back into the dancing world as Mike, a handyman and carpenter who by day makes ends meet where he can. At night, he's a dancer at an all-male strip club, which highlights the joy that (mainly) bachelorette parties have in the club and thus the franchise was born.

In 2015's Magic Mike: XXL, the team had to go to a stripper convention and brought Mike back into the game after he stepped away. It also gave us Joe Manganiello dancing to the Nine Inch Nails song "Closer" so it was, to me, a perfect movie. Now, we're heading into the final installment to the franchise with Magic Mike's Last Dance, and it seems like it is going to be bigger than ever.

In an interview with Empire Magazine, director Steven Soderbergh talked about the movie and revealed that there is a 30-minute dance sequence in the last outing for Tatum.“We wanted to blow the dancing up in a big way,” Soderbergh said. “We have this dance number with Channing and Salma [Hayek] right up front. And then the last 30-plus minutes of the movie are just this giant dance sequence.” He went on to talk about how he made each of his Magic Mike movies unique. “My job is, how do I make each one of these distinct? I can't shoot them all the same way, I have to come up with a different approach for each dance. And that was really the challenge. ” And it boiled down to the staging. “We're staging all the sequences in this lovely old theatre, the Clapham Grand,” Soderbergh explains. “That was fun, there's not a bad angle to be had in that place…”

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What this means is that it is going to somehow be even bigger than what Magic Mike XXL gave to fans. Which is a lot. The sequel was, in this rare case, better than the first and so Magic Mike's Last Dance has a hard uphill battle going into its release because how can you top what we got in the sequel?

The third movie also adds Salma Hayek to the cast, and it seems as if Mike is at a different part of his life again. How he gets pulled back into dancing remails a mystery, but at least we'll have a 30-minute dance sequence though to try and rival the iconic moments from the first two films. Soderbergh, whatever you have in store for us? We're ready.

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Channing Tatum and Jessie J know exactly how to have fun! The celebrity couple reunited in London after a few weeks apart and decided to have a very hot date. They went to Magic Mike Live, which was created and directed by Channing himself, inspired by the movie Magic Mike.

Channing Tatum & Cast of Magic Mike Live

In the 2012 film, the Hollywood hunk played a stripper, so you can imagine how hot the atmosphere was on stage at the Hyppodrome Casino in London. Yes, and backstage too - after the performance, Channing went into the dressing room to chat and take pictures with the cast of the show.

A little later, Tatum posted several videos of hot dancing on his Instagram stories, and Jessie shared footage of them enjoying the show while sipping cocktails as Channing. "Watching Magic Mike Live with Magic Mike" , - the singer signed her publication.

Jessie J and Channing Tatum

Recall that Jessie and Channing started dating last fall. For a long time, the stars did not advertise their romance, but the ubiquitous paparazzi managed to take pictures of them together. And after a few months, it became clear that everything was serious between the British singer and the Hollywood actor. Even with their incredibly busy schedules, they manage to find time for each other.

Jesse J and Channing Tatum

In a recent interview, Jessie admitted that in her youth she never imagined that she would date one of Hollywood's most desirable men. But at the same time, sometimes she wishes that such a huge amount of attention from fans would not be riveted to their couple. "I like to be myself and inspire people and I never take my life for granted, but sometimes I just want to go on a date and not see anyone around my boyfriend" , - said the British star.

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Magic Mike's Last Dance

Release date (worldwide)

February 9, 2023




drama, comedy, music


Steven Soderbergh





Channing Tatum


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About the Movie

Now for the last time



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Now for the last time

The stripper Mike franchise is waiting for a sequel. The first Magic Mike movie premiered in 2012, and the Magic Mike XXL sequel was released in 2015. It is known that the third part will be the final one, the release is scheduled for 2023. Recall that the 2012 film told the story of young Adam (Alex Pettyfer), who found himself in the world of male striptease thanks to an experienced Mike (Channing Tatum). The plot of the second part was devoted to a group of stripper friends who went on a mini-trip to Florida to dance their final dance at the competition.

As we recall, the last film ended with a sensation for the Kings of Tampa at a stripper convention in Myrtle Beach. It would seem that this is where the story should end. After the premiere of Magic Mike XXL, the creators assured that there would be no continuation. However, Tatum tweeted a photo of the script's title page and wrote that Caroline and Steven Soderbergh would return to write and direct, respectively. “Well, the world looks like Mike Lane is back in the ranks,” the actor captioned the picture.

As soon as I saw what Channing, Reed and the Magic Mike choreography team did with the live show, I said, "We should make another movie." Mike Lane's dream of bringing people together through dance must be realized.

Steven Soderbergh, director

Actors Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn, Cody Horn and others took part in previous films. Tatum's character's fellow strippers were also played by Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. Pettyfer, McConaughey, Mann and Horn starred in Magic Mike in 2012 but did not return for the second part. However, other well-known actors have joined the Magic Mike XXL cast as new characters: Andie MacDowell, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover and Michael Strahan.

So far, of all the above persons, participation in the 2023 film is confirmed only by Channing Tatum. Who will return for Magic Mike: The Last Dance is currently unknown.

Magic Mike: The Last Dance is the first film in the franchise since the original's 2012 release to be directed by Steven Soderbergh. In "Magic Mike XXL" he performed only editorial and camera roles. Gregory Jacobs, director of the 2015 sequel, will executive produce the new film alongside Carolyn, Nick Wexler and Peter Kiernan.

Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros., said at the film's announcement, "We're thrilled to be back in business with Channing, Steven and their creative team to bring back Magic Mike's wonderful blend of dance, drama, romance and humor." He considers Mike Lane a cult character: "Is there anyone on screen more charismatic and attractive than Magic Mike?"

The first two films grossed nearly $300 million worldwide, and the franchise spawned the successful Magic Mike Live stage show in 2017. It started in Las Vegas, and then became international and reached London, Berlin and Australia. Magic Mike Live recently announced their first multi-year North American tour beginning April 6, 2022 in Nashville and continuing in Miami.

Live performances by strippers are the inspiration for HBO Max's new reality show Finding Magic Mike, which premieres December 16, 2021. The series is about ten men who have "lost their charm" but work hard to regain it by performing dance routines. The winner of the show will receive a cash prize and a chance to perform on stage at Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas.

The first film grossed over $167 million on a $7 million budget.

Actor Channing Tatum is now 41 years old.

New sequel to premiere on HBO Max

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