If you make a low-budget movie and it earns $77 million in its first two weeks of release, with $100 million plus an easily obtainable goal, will people want you to make a sequel? Yes, of course.
That’s the case with “Magic Mike,” Channing Tatum’s male stripper movie. In an interview with Glamour (found via The Playlist), when asked about a sequel, Tatum said, ”Yes, yes and yes! We’re working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger.” Whoa, like Big Dick Richie bigger? One can only imagine.
Of course the movie ends with the title character seemingly leaving the business. Could he be sucked back into it? Or would it focus on the other characters from the movie (those who would want to return, of course) as they move on to open the club in Miami? Or could it be a new group of strippers altogether. A male stripper movie franchise? Indeed, we live in times of wonder.
This isn’t the only attempt to extend the “Magic Mike” magic, by the way–a Broadway musical is in the works. Look for the theme park ride in the next few years.