‘Magic Mike 2’ cast includes Channing Tatum & several surprising names

Matt Bomer

As Kaiser discussed already, Matthew McConaughey is too fancy (can’t you taste his Oscar gold?) to return for the Magic Mike sequel. I don’t blame Matty. He’s currently basking in critical acclaim and has finally left the phase of his career where everyone expects him to rip his shirt off. I think he’s done with beachside yoga and naked bongo playing. Thank goodness we’ll always have those paparazzi pics of yesteryear.

Anyway, a bunch of names just dropped on the official casting update for Magic Mike 2. Matt Bomer is coming back! Cody Horn is not on the list, and neither is chronic troublemaker Alex Pettyfer. Alex probably wanted to come back because he loved being objectified. Too bad he couldn’t get along with Channing Tatum. Here’s the rundown of new and returning cast members from HuffPo:

Warner Bros. has announced the full cast and plot of Magic Mike XXL. The sequel will include Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell and Michael Strahan. “Magic Mike” stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias will return.” Strahan also announced the news on “Live! with Kelly and Michael.”

The film picks up three years after the end of “Magic Mike,” when Mike (Tatum) left the stripping game. Per Warner Bros.:

Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa 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.

As previously reported, Steven Soderbergh stepped out of the director’s chair for the sequel, but will executive produce. Gregory Jacobs will direct and produce. Matthew McConaughey will not return.

[From HuffPo]

Amber Heard? Yep. Not surprised. I was a bit taken aback to see Elizabeth Banks’ name on the list. Then I remember how much she enjoyed being carried offstage by Joe Manganiello at an MTV awards show. Channing must have sold her on a sequel backstage. Are you ready to see Donald Glover in the buff? Michael Strahan is super happy about coming on board. He broke his news on Live!. He says he’ll take it all off. Strahan unofficially auditioned a few years ago when Channing visited Live! I don’t know how to feel about Strahan shaking his booty. Oh well, at least Matt Bomer (a gift from the gods) will be back.

I’m including some photos of Channing hard at work filming this sequel already. Channing does nothing for me, so I hid his pictures in the gallery. Sorry, Charming Potato fans!

Michael Strahan

Elizabeth Banks

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  1. mimif says:

    I am eagerly awaiting Jaderu’s appearance on this thread.

    *and KIDDO I know you clicked on that McBongohey link.

    • Jaderu says:

      Rah raah rah
      Goooooooooooooooooo POTATO!!!!

      I feel light headed. I need a cool drink and a sit down.
      *babbles incoherently*

  2. Abbott says:

    What kind of butt stain can’t get along with Channing Tatum?

  3. QQ says:

    This sounds like a MESS!

    Like what is the Target audience even?? Cause same chicks that Like Manganiello aint here for Donald Glover Or Elizabeth Banks?? Whet??

    • Abbott says:

      I need to respectfully disagree, QQ. Magic Mike XXL needs all the Oscars for just existing.

      • QQ says:

        Please don’t get me wrong: The Plan is to watch, objectify and fap BUT It’s a mess of people

      • mimif says:

        You are so not allowed to fap to this movie, QQ. I won’t stand for it.

      • kri says:

        I know this is supposed to be a Fappucino Grande Fest, but reading that cast list just made me go “Huh, who, why”. I dunno..this sounds like a cool mess at this point.

      • QQ says:

        FAPPUCHINO GRANDE FEST?!?? OMFG Please don’t mind me..i plan on taking sick to my fainting couch while i devise all the ways in which i can use “FAPPUCHINO GRANDE FEST” at my earliest convenience

    • Erinn says:

      Ahahah – exactly. I never watched the first one BUT now that Donald Glover is in it – I’d consider watching this one. Just because I like him so much. But ultimately, I probably won’t watch it anyway because it’s really not my thanggg.

  4. Victoria1 says:

    I really hope there is less dialogue and more stripping and dancing in the sequel.

  5. GlimmerBunny says:

    “Matt Bomer (a gift from the gods)”
    ^You got that right! He was BY FAR the hottest one in the first movie. Let’s hope his role is bigger in the sequel!

  6. ncboudicca says:

    Not gonna lie, I thought the first one was a pleasant diversion and I’ll watch the sequel, too.

  7. jaye says:

    Donald Glover has a tight little body and I wouldn’t kick him out of my bed under any circumstances but I don’t think I’d want to see him (or Michael Strahan for that matter) stripping.

  8. Adrien says:

    Maybe people will be tricked into watching this thinking Danny Glover will be dancing shirtless only to find out it’s Donald.

    • Dany says:

      ahmm embarrassing. I had to re-read this post because i first read Danny Glover will play a stripper. Somehow i´m disappointed now 😉

    • Abby says:

      Oh my god I totally thought she wrote Danny Glover too. I was like hmm, interesting…

  9. ReturnoftheMac says:

    Ok guys I’ll keep you updated, they’re filming right here in SAV!! 🙂 I saw Sophia the other day and my FB feed has been blowing up with pics from the set and a couple of my friends are extras. If I hear any juicy gossip y’all will be the first to know 🙂

  10. Jaderu says:

    Ya’ll don’t respect quality picture makin’. This will win all the Oscars and McConahaynow will be crying on his deep philosophical Lincoln MKX seats.

    Potato Skank

  11. danielle says:

    Yay that bomer is back! And Elizabeth banks makes any movie better.

  12. Mimz says:

    OMG who is this chocolate man??

    I will watch just for him. And Joe. And Channing because he can move it. Oh so well.
    Yes I will watch it.

    • jaye says:

      That’s Michael Strahan and yes he is a hot piece. Still don’t want to watch him gyrate on screen, lol.

  13. ReignbowGirl says:

    I know this has nothing to do with Magic Mike, and I haven’t even seen the first Magic Mike, never mind if they’re making a sequel, but I always thought Channing Tatum was more twisted steel and sex appeal (to steal a line from Holly Hunter’s character in “Always”), though he doesn’t do anything for me. However, I had the opportunity to see “Foxcatcher” at VIFF last week, and don’t let those abs of titanium fool you: He is a bona fide talent. He embodied the character in that movie to such a degree, you almost had to shake your head to remember who it was playing the role (unlike my inability to get past Steve Carrell’s portrayal of John DuPont). I was stunned by Tatum’s talent almost as much as the ending to the movie … 😉

    • Ange says:

      To be honest I never jumped on the Charming Potato bandwagon and didn’t think much of Magic Mike (except Charming’s dancing – the love story sucked) but I loved loved LOVED him in the Jump St movies. He should just be a happy go lucky boofhead all the time because it’s completely adorable.

      • Abby says:

        LOL @ happy go lucky boofhead. So true. I am such a sucker for that guy, but he really surprised me at how funny the Jump St. movies are.

  14. anne_000 says:

    What is attractive about Channing isn’t how he looks like or how he talks but how he moves. I wasn’t impressed much by him until I saw him dance which is only time I enjoy watching him.

  15. Abby says:

    Sigh. I’ve missed my Channing Tatum posts. I’ll absolutely watch the heck out of this movie. Looking forward to the press junkets and interviews!