Matthew McConaughey is getting his tear-away pants ready. The actor is still down for plans for a “Magic Mike” sequel, no matter how far away it may be.
“I haven’t talked to Channing [Tatum] in about a month,” he told MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival. “I know it’s something that’s legitimately brewing. But I think he’s taking some time off too because has about to be a new dad, and good for him to do that too cause he’s been cranking it out for a while.”
Should Tatum and Team “Magic Mike” finally get all the details together to continue the tale of Mike and his stripping pals, McConaughey knows that his character Dallas can’t become a caricature in the sequel. “In the right way [I would come back]. It would be so much fun, but I would only be able to do to revisit Dallas if I really go ‘OK, that’s what he would be doing.’ And Dallas can’t become like all of a sudden obviously comedic,” he explained. “I’d have to keep him the same tone. He’s committed.”
But, McConaughey isn’t sure he’d be down to revisit Dallas in a rumored Broadway musical version of the 2012 film. Unless the price is right, and takes off as easily as a stripper’s clothes at a bachelorette party, that is. “That’s just a great idea. It should go to Broadway,” he said. “I’ll probably be a spectator. I don’t know, there’s good money in Broadway if you get a show that really takes off.”
The sequel first made the news last July, when Tatum teased a “bigger” flick was in the works. Tatum then told MTV News last September that with Steven Soderbergh out as director, he didn’t think he’d be the one directing. Instead that honor would probably go to Soderbergh’s assistant director Greg Jacobs.
“You know, we don’t know if it’s going to happen yet. We want it to happen. We’d love it to be a road-trip movie, but [Steven] Soderbergh’s not directing — like done, done. He’s like actually gone,” Channing explained. “He’s, like, literally gone, gone, so I don’t know. It’s hard to imagine doing the movie without him.”