After a six-year absence, Channing Tatum is returning to Magic Mike for one final time in the form of a one-hour special. Magic Mike’s Last Dance will be released in November 2021, according to the 41-year-old, who shared a photo of the script’s title page on Instagram. Channing captioned the photo, “Well, world, it looks like Mike Lane is tapping back in.”
Nearly $300 million has been earned worldwide by the franchise, which has spawned a reality show and a well-received live stage show (Magic Mike Live).
Here’s everything you need to know about Magic Mike’s Last Dance, including its highly anticipated release date, while we await the Magic Mike 3 release date.
What’s the release date for ‘Magic Mike 3’?
Filming on Magic Mike’s Last Dance began in late March 2022 and the Lost City actor was photographed on set in London on Friday, March 25. Unfortunately, there’s no official Magic Mike 3 release date has been announced.
According to Deadline, Magic Mike’s Last Dance will premiere exclusively on HBO Max in November 2021, rather than in theaters. Even if some fans are disappointed, at least we can watch it in the convenience of our own living rooms now.
“There are no words for how excited I am to blow the doors off of the world of Magic Mike with Steven, Greg, Reid, and the amazing people at HBO Max,” Channing said in a statement via Deadline. “The stripperverse will never be the same.”
Thandiwe Newton dropped out of ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’
She was supposed to star in Magic Mike’s Last Dance, but Thandiwe Newton has been replaced by Salma Hayek, who will play Channing Tatum’s girlfriend.
On April 13, a spokesperson for Warner Bros. told Variety, “Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step away from the production of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance to deal with family matters.”
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) November 29, 2021
A spokesperson for Thandiwe has denied the reports that the Westworld actress was fired from the film due to an altercation with Channing Tatum, telling that the claims are “completely inaccurate.”