Matthew McConaughey won’t be appearing in Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the wildly popular 2012 original film.

Matthew McConaughey Not Starring In 'Magic Mike 2'

McConaughey, who played strip club manager Dallas in Magic Mike, won’t be reprising the role, according to director Gregory Jacobs. While Jacobs didn’t provide a reason for McConaughey’s absence in the sequel, he did reveal that the movie would be “very different” from its predecessor in an interview with IndieWire.

"It's road trip movie, and put it this way: It's different enough that once you see it, you'll understand why we made a sequel," Jacobs elaborated. "No one will be accusing us of making the same movie twice."

Earlier this year, Channing Tatum, who co-produced the film which is partly based on his experiences, stated his belief that all of the main actors would be back for the sequel despite the fact that not everyone’s deals had been locked down. "I think everyone's gonna be back,” he told MTV. “Obviously no one's deals are done, which is always kind of scary."

So far, it’s been confirmed that Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Tatum will all be reprising their roles. It’s uncertain if Alex Pettyfer, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez will be back as well.

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