After receiving the Trailblazer Award at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, Channing Tatum revealed all about a movie where he most likely will reveal all… if you know what I mean.
“I think everyone’s gonna be back, I think, and obviously nobody’s deals are done,” Tatum said about “Magic Mike XXL,” the sequel to 2012’s hit stripper movie.
Tatum, who is co-writing the script with Reid Carolin, confirmed that it will, in fact, be a road-trip movie, adding that he wants an appropriate balance of reality and ridiculousness.
“We don’t want to make it some serious slice-of-life movie,” Tatum admitted backstage. “We want to have real, like reality in it, but we don’t want to make like some dark drama. There was some darkness in the last movie and I think it surprised people and shocked people. This one, we want to have a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle, but we also want there to be a sh– ton of fun. A sh– ton of ridiculous stuff that you would never see in a movie, on the face of the earth, ever again.”
After Steven Soderbergh retired from directing, Greg Jacobs will step in to Helm “Magic Mike XXL.” Matthew McConaughey will return as Dallas, the show-running stripper that, according to Tatum, McConaughey embodied in every possible way.
“It’s the most McConaughey that we’ve seen in a movie, not just physically… It’s just him,” Tatum said. “He’s not the stripper from Tampa, but it’s just his personality. He such a believer. He’s such an extraordinary. He believes in every single thing he does whole-heartedly. That’s Dallas. If he’s selling ice to an Eskimo, he just believes that the Eskimo needs this ice.”