'Magic Mike' Sequel Gets Release Date

11:21 AM PST 04/15/2014 by Rebecca Ford
Warner Bros. Pictures

The Warner Bros. film is a follow-up to the 2012 hit starring Channing Tatum.

More Magic Mike will dance its way into theaters next summer.

Warner Bros. has dated the male stripper sequel for July 3, 2015.

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Magic Mike 2 is a follow-up to the 2012 hit, which starred Channing Tatum as a male stripper and was based on some of his real experiences. The film, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh, earned $167.2 million worldwide.

In February, Tatum tweeted a picture of himself in an old-school fedora, saying that he had started writing the film. Plans for a sequel have been discussed since the first film had such a strong performance at the box office. In 2012, Tatum said he had begun working on a concept for a follow-up with producing partner Reid Carolin, who wrote the first Magic Mike.

The film has that holiday weekend Friday to itself, but Paramount's Terminator reboot is slated for Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

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