Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the development of the upcoming third installment to Steven Soderbergh’s blockbuster franchise Magic Mike, with Channing Tatum attached to reprise his role as Mike Lane.
Unlike the first two films, the threequel titled Magic Mike’s Last Dance will officially be foregoing a theatrical distribution, and will instead be heading directly to HBO Max.
“There are no words for how excited I am to blow the doors off of the world of Magic Mike with Steven, Greg, Reid, and the amazing people at HBO Max. The stripperverse will never be the same,” Tatum said in a statement (via Deadline).
Magic Mike 3 will be directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay written by Reid Carolin. Further details about its plot and characters are still being kept under wraps. As of now, only Channing Tatum is the only confirmed returning original cast member. The project will be produced by Carolin, Nick Wechsler, and Peter Kiernan.
The films also starred Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias, Adam Rodriguez, and more.
The franchise currently has a combined worldwide gross of nearly $300 million. Following the 2017 sequel’s release, executive producers including Tatum have partnered with producer Vincent Marini to introduce audiences to the groundbreaking entertainment experience MAGIC MIKE LIVE.
The live show has expanded internationally since its Vegas launch and has played to sold-out audiences in London, Berlin, and Australia. Tickets are currently on sale for the recently announced 2022 UK Arena Tour.