There are a lot of people out there who should be familiar with the Magic Mike franchise. After all, 2012’s Magic Mike brought in $167.2 million at the box office, while 2015’s Magic Mike XXL brought in $122.5 million at the box office, which mean a lot of movie tickets having been sold to a lot of people out there. As a result, there are bound to be people who are curious about whether there will ever be a follow-up to those two movies or not, particularly if they are fans of Channing Tatum.
Will There Ever Be a Magic Mike 3?
As it turns out, this is a question with a simple and straightforward answer even if it might not sound so on initial consideration. After all, the answer to the question is both “Yes” and “No” at the same time. Something that can sound rather strange to those who are curious about it.
First, the answer is “Yes” because there is indeed a follow-up to Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. Second, the answer is also “No” because the follow-up isn’t what most people would have expected. For those who are curious, the follow-up to Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL isn’t another movie starring Channing Tatum but rather stage shows that will be happening in Broadway as well as a number of venues situated in Los Vegas. As a result, interested individuals might have some rather mixed thoughts on the whole thing. On the one hand, they won’t be able to see more of Channing Tatum in this particular role on the movie screen; on the other hand, the Magic Mike franchise will continue even though it will continue in a much changed form.
Of course, it should come as no surprise to learn that a fair amount of information has been released about the follow-up to Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, seeing as how there is a fair amount of interest that can be found out there. In short, if Magic Mike was supposed to have been centered on Mike and Magic Mike XXL was supposed to have been centered on the supporting characters, the Magic Mike shows are supposed to be centered on a conversation on sex between men and women. In that light, the change of format from a movie to stage shows makes a fair amount of sense, though in this as in other things, what matters most will be the execution.
Curiously, people who are particularly interested in the Magic Mike franchise might want to check out more than one of the stage shows that have been planned. This is because there have been some statements suggesting that each one will have its own particular way of going about its job, which should make for a different experience from its counterparts. As a result, if someone wants to get the full experience, they are going to have to check out more than one stage show when time is available to them. Meanwhile, while Channing Tatum won’t be acting in the Magic Mike stage shows, he will still be involved in a more backstage role that will enable him to provide much-needed input to the whole endeavor.
Looks Pretty Unlikely
Summed up, the first part of the Magic Mike franchise is over. Moreover, there is no reason to believe that it will be revived at some point in the future, particularly since time is marching on at a constant pace. Instead, the focus is now on the Magic Mike stage shows, which have been promised to expand the franchise as a whole beyond what it was when it was still confined to the movie screens.
With that said, the Magic Mike stage shows are expected to start up in the not too distant future. As a result, interested individuals will want to pay close attention to the reviews that are bound to come out. This way, they should be able to get the best information about what they can expect from each experience, which in turn, should enable them to make the best decision about what they want to do based upon it. Something that should provide them with the best chance of maximizing their fun from the Magic Mike franchise as a whole.