Magic Mike sequel confirmed — film's cheeky title revealed

The release date for the Magic Mike sequel has been confirmed. The film, titled Magic Mike XXL, will hit screens on 4 July, 2015.

The original movie, starring Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer, was a surprise hit with critics and audiences, making more than $167 million at the worldwide box office in 2012. It was loosely based on Channing's own exploits as a stripper.

The sequel to Magic Mike will hit screens in July 2015

And the handsome Hollywood star recently confirmed he is working on the new script. In February, Channing posted an Instagram photo showing him holding a notebook while gazing at a bust of his Magic Mike co-star Matthew.

"What better way to stay writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas #runatribe," he captioned the picture, referring to Matthew's character.

In February, Channing shared this photo while confirming he was working on the new script

Fans of the first film will be hoping to see the cast reunite for a second time on screen. Speaking recently to MTV, Channing said, "I think everyone's gonna be back. Obviously no-one's deals are done which is always kind of scary.

"This one will be a road trip movie," he revealed. "Without giving a lot away, we don't wanna make it a really serious, slice-of-life movie. We want to have reality in it, but we don't want to make it some dark drama.

The original film was loosely based on Channing's own experiences as a stripper

"There was some darkness in the last one that I think surprised people and shocked people."
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