Magic mike returns with a third film, titled Magic Mike’s Last Danceand director Steven Soderbergh will make sure the last dance we won’t soon forget.
How? By making it half an hour long.
Talking to Empire about reviving the series after the 2015s Magic Mike XXLsaid the filmmaker, “We wanted to blow up the dance in a big way.
“We have this dance number with Channing [Tatum] and Salma [Hayek] right in front of. And then the last 30 minutes of the movie is just this giant dance sequence.
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“My job is, how can I make each one of these distinct? I can’t shoot them all the same way, I have to come up with a different approach for each dance. And that was really the challenge.”
He explained that filming the sequence at the Clapham Grand theater in London actually helped, due to the venue allowing him to shoot the sequence from a whole range of different angles.
Reflecting on the development of the series as a whole, Soderbergh said that the original was a fairly simple look at people in this business, while the second centered on “what women look for in an evening where fantasies and sexuality are explored . . . in an environment where things like permission and consent take center stage”.
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The third film will expand on these ideas further, with the added dynamic of Mike now being in a relationship that opens up the possibilities of looking at this world from a different angle.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance expected to be released on February 10, 2023 in theaters.