Did you laugh at the idea of a "Magic Mike" sequel, especially one called "Magic Mike XXL"? Well, it started filming yesterday (September 29) with the majority of the original cast reprising their roles. (I'm still upset with McConaughey.) There are also some new additions to the cast, including Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover and Amber Heard.
Some of the cast and crew celebrated the start of production by sharing the first photos from set. Channing Tatum gave us a peek into Mike's future, following his dreams of furniture design.
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) September 29, 2014
Steven Soderbergh, the original film's director and the camera operator for "XXL," posted this shot of the first set-up, which includes a zoomed out look at the truck Tatum snapped in his pic.
MMXXL. Day 1 of 29. First setup. pic.twitter.com/LcezGRSTm2
— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) September 29, 2014
I don't think this picture from Joe Manganiello is actually a set picture, but I really hope it is.
— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) September 29, 2014
"Magic Mike XXL" is scheduled to hit theaters on July 1, 2015.