Magic Mike is breaking out of the cinema and coming to a stage near you (well, if you’re in Las Vegas that is) as Channing Tatum has revealed plans for Magic Mike Live, starting next year.
“I was walking around my house filled with hot men that I live with everyday,” Tatum jokes in a video introducing the concept – and the men – “and I was thinking, what’s the next step for Magic Mike? 2D? We’ve done it twice. 3D? 3D hasn’t been cool since Avatar. Virtual reality? I don’t know. And that’s when Justin Timberlake from The Social Network popped into my mind and he goes, ‘What if you just dropped the virtual? Magic Mike: Reality.’”
There’s not much more confirmed about the show yet. It’ll debut March 2017 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, which seems fitting enough, and you can sign up to a newsletter to get updates as plans progress. There’s also a ‘Magic Mike Asks’ site where you can answer a series of questions about your sexual tastes – though it’s not entirely clear yet what it’s for.
So far the focus is pretty clearly on the ladies, with Tatum joking that it should be a “gentle ladies club,” but hopefully they’re aware that straight women aren’t the only people looking for hot guys to take their clothes off.