Everyone has been buzzing about the suprise summer hit, Magic Mike, since its bevy of hunky boys — Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer — bared it for the cameras in the Steven Soderberg film loosely based on Tatum's stripping past, and now the stars of the film are putting in their two cents about a sequel .
Good news, ladies: Channing Tatum isn't about to let his Magic Mike fans down — it turns out that Tatum, 32, has plans to pursue a sequel to the summer hit, also starring Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello and loosely inspired by Tatum's own stripping past.
The skies may have been clear, but it was raining men on the red carpet outside Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Sunday night as the eye-candy stars of Steven Soderbergh's new highly anticipated male-stripper extravaganza, Magic Mike — Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez — showed up wearing suits and tuxes that unfortunately didn't snap off.
So ... in case you hadn't heard, rising star Channing Tatum started out as a stripper, and the world isn't going to rest until everyone knows it — even Village People fans. That's right, Tatum, who next stars in the Steven Soderbergh film, Magic Mike, loosely inspired by Tatum's stint on the stage wearing as little as possible before his rise to fame, is shown in the following video from his formative stripper years, posted by Entertainment Weekly, dancing with fellow shirtless dudes in a grass skirts to the Village People's YMCA.
Channing Tatum, 31, is no stranger to taking off his clothes in his films, and it's a good thing, because his next film, Steven Soderberg's Magic Mike, costarring fellow hotties Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four), Matt Bomer (White Collar), and Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer) is based on Tatum's previous life as a male stripper.