Channing Tatum revealed on his Twitter account that the script for Magic Mike 3, officially titled Magic Mike’s Last Dance is finished. Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Reid Carolin, who worked on the original movie, are also returning to their respective duties.
Original Magic Mike movie was released in 2012 with Channing Tatum with the titular role and Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, and Joe Manganiello in supporting roles. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $167 million against its budget of only $7 million. A sequel, Magic Mike XXL, also written by Carolin, but directed by Gregory Jacobs, was released in 2015, and it grossed $122 million against a $14.8 million budget.
Now, six years after the latest installment, the original director-writer-actor trio is returning for the final dance. Tatum revealed in his tweet that the movie will be made exclusively for the HBOMax streaming platform, so the box-office numbers won’t really matter for this one. But WB is hoping that fans didn’t forget about Magic Mike and that they’ll gladly tune in on this presumably final movie.
Both Magic Mike movies received positive reviews from critics. The original movie holds a score of 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, while the sequel is also fresh with 65%. As for the audience, the original movie earned a 60% score, while the sequel is a bit weaker with 55%.
By day, Mike (Channing Tatum) makes ends meet any way he can – handyman jobs, detailing cars or designing furniture. But nighttime is when Mike really gets to display his many talents: He’s the hot headliner in an all-male revue. Mike sees potential in a 19-year-old he dubs the Kid (Alex Pettyfer), takes the teen under his wing and instructs him in the tricks of the trade. However, Mike learns there’s a downside to the stripper lifestyle when it threatens his romance with the Kid’s sister.Magic Mike, synopsis