Channing Tatum will once again undress on the big screen.
The star of “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” confirmed that the third film will hit theaters on February 10, 2023, the Super Bowl weekend. The Steven Soderbergh-directed feature was originally scheduled to premiere on streaming platform HBO Max.
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UKTN reported that there will be a window between theatrical and streaming availability for the latest “Magic Mike” episode.
Lead star and producer Tatum previously teased that the third “Magic Mike” movie will be bigger, better and sexier than ever. “We’re kind of swinging for the fences — there’s never going to be another stripper movie after this one,” Tatum teased. “We’re trying to make a fish-out-of-water story where it’s a ‘Pretty Woman’ story in reverse, where there’s a lot of dancing in the end.”
“Magic Mike’s Last Dance” is going to be a “pretty insane” gender-swapped take on a classic ’90s rom-com, as Tatum said earlier. Production partner Reid Carolin previously said “Magic Mike 3” is about “a woman who gets stuck in a horrible comic show like a Chippendales and then realizes, ‘What the hell am I doing here?'” only to be rescued by Magic Mike (Tatum). ). “She gets to go down the rabbit hole and ask, what do I really want?” Carolin added.
“Magic Mike’s Last Dance” marks Tatum’s farewell to his stripper persona that fans first encountered on-screen in 2012. Since then, the franchise has spurred the star-studded sequel “Magic Mike XXL” and a touring act, “Magic Mike Live.” . Tatum assured the audience that the live show’s famous “water dance” will receive a special tribute in “Last Dance”.
“I have a pretty crazy dance that opens the movie,” Tatum explained. “We’re kicking it off at a pretty strong level and at the end I might do a version of the water dance in the show. There’s a splash zone in the movie, so it’s real.”
The origins of the third film can be traced back to director Soderbergh, who convinced Tatum to go for one “Last Dance” as Magic Mike.
“In my opinion, we had chewed all the meat to the bone, story wise,” Tatum told IndieWire. “We weren’t going to make a second one. Then all of our supporting characters were so good and fun that we felt like, ‘Let’s make another movie and give those characters more real estate that we didn’t have before.’ Once we did, we felt like there was no other story. Let’s just get out of jail.”
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