Channing Tatum Says Steven Soderbergh May Be His DP On Magic Mike 2


So, Magic Mike 2 is still happening and as we all know, Channing Tatum is seriously considering taking the director’s chair for the sequel. We’ve heard that it will be a road movie and bring back all our favorite characters from the first film but beyond that, we don’t have much concrete information.

Today, however, we’re learning of an interesting offer that was made by Steven Soderbergh, director of the original Magic Mike, to Channing Tatum should he decide to direct.

Check it out below:

“…… either [my producing partner] Reid Carolin and I will direct it together, or we’ll have Greg Jacobs direct. He worked as a producer on the [2012] movie and has been Steven’s right-hand man for almost 25 movies,” Tatum told THR. “Right now, we’re just trying to clean up the story, and then we’ll make a decision. But it is hard for me and Reid to direct after one of the greatest directors of our time. Steven has argued [for us to do so]. He has said he would shoot it; he would DP it.”

The actor then goes on to explain whether or not he thinks it would be a good idea to work with Soderbergh:

“And there’s another thing: Is that good? Because he is such an opinionated and talented man, if he wants to do a five-minute tracking shot through a forest, you don’t want to doubt him,” he said. “It would be like having sex with your girlfriend while her porn-star ex-boyfriend is in the room watching you.”

Tatum does make a few good points but I still think that having someone like Soderbergh on board would be a huge benefit to the film, especially seeing as it would be Tatum’s first time behind the camera. If he had Soderbergh on set to guide him, I think the experience would be a lot better, as would the end result.

Though it’s still a shame that Soderbergh himself won’t direct, I think having him as the DP, with Tatum in the director’s seat, would be the next best thing.  Either way, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

What do you think? Do you want to see Channing Tatum direct Magic Mike 2? Let us know in the comments below.