The sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 oiled-up stripper flick is already walking a familiar path to its predecessor. The imaginatively-titled Magic Mike XXL has dropped its first poster today and it’s positively oozing with innuendo. Depending on how explicit you like your double entendres, that is. You can check it out in all of its shiny-abbed glory below.
A star-studded affair, the first Magic Mike proved to be a huge hit both financially and critically. The combination of a bunch of Floridian male strippers strutting their stuff whilst having in-depth life crises proved to be a winning formula. This time around, the film picks up with Mike and co. three years later as they plan to do one final show at the end of a fun-filled road trip.
With Soderbergh heading to the sidelines in an executive producer capacity, Magic Mike producer Gregory Jacobs has stepped up to direct the returning troops: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias. They’ll be joined by a series of new faces that include Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect), Donald Glover (Community), Amber Heard (The Rum Diary), Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings And A Funeral), Jada Pinkett Smith (Gotham) and Michael Strahan (Live With Kelly And Michael).
Magic Mike XXL arrives in theaters on July 1st.
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
Source: Screen Crush