It’s no secret that I think Magic Mike is one of the best films of 2012 thus far. And few stars are blowing up bigger than Channing Tatum right now, but this news is surprising to say the least.
UK Glamour spoke with Mr. Tatum and asked about a sequel to the male stripper opus. His shocking reply:
“Yes, yes and yes! We’re working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger.”
Make it bigger? In a film where a penis pump fills half the screen, that can mean a lot of tawdry things. I thought of Magic Mike as a sort of cinematic 2nd cousin to Saturday Night Fever, which makes Staying Alive their sort of inbred abomination that the family keeps chained to a radiator. What adventures await Mike now that he’s supposedly turned his back on the life? Will The Kid beat his addictions? Will Kevin Nash ever wake the fuck up to do his Tarzan bit?
I’d say there’s a strong likelihood of Magic Mike garnering a best picture nom come Oscar time. It’s a safe bet that, if Warner Brothers sees fit to launch a campaign, any sequel business will be quashed beforehand and set aside until a later date.
Then again, a hit is a hit.