The 41-year-old actor is ready to reprise his titular position as stripper Mike Lane within the third and closing instalment of the franchise, ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’.
But Channing has revealed there very practically wasn’t a follow-up to the 2012 flick, as they did not suppose there was sufficient materials to make 2015’s ‘Magic Mike XXL’, nevertheless, it ended up being his favorite of the 2.
He stated: “In my opinion, we had chewed up all of the meat on the bone, story-wise. Pun supposed, I assume. They’re primarily films about guys made for girls. We did not plan on making a second one.
“Then all of our ancillary characters have been so good and enjoyable that we felt like, ‘Let’s do one other film and provides these characters extra actual property that we did not have earlier than.’ Once we did that, we felt like there was no different story.
“Let’s identical to get out of jail. I really just like the second film greater than the primary one. It’s extra enjoyable and I believe extra of what individuals anticipated the primary movie to be. I clearly love that one, too.”
The ‘Step Up’ star additionally admitted he wasn’t eager on the concept of ‘Magic Mike’ being become a dwell present, but it surely ended up being his “favorite factor”.
He defined to IndieWire: “What we realized within the dwell present was actually fascinating, too.
“I did not need to make a dwell present as a result of I used to be like, ‘I do know this world, it is type of darkish and peculiar.’ Our complete concept was that we may change that, revolution that by way of what that have might be for girls.
“We went out and really made it with ladies. It was an schooling. What we made is right this moment my favorite factor that we have made in our careers. If you ever have time in Vegas, please, go.”