"Magic Mike" sequel release date set for July 2015

From left, Adam Rodriguez as Tito, Kevin Nash as Tarzan, Channing Tatum as Mike and Matt Bomer as Ken in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Magic Mike." Warner Bros.

"Magic Mike" will dance back onto the big screen again next summer.

Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that it will release the sequel on July 3, 2015.

The sequel is a follow-up to the hit 2012 film starring Channing Tatum as a male stripper. Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello also starred in the film.

Tatum is co-writing the new film with Reid Carolin, and confirmed at the MTV Movie Awards that it will be a road trip movie.

"We don't want to make it some serious slice-of-life movie," Tatum told MTV backstage at the awards show this past weekend. "We want to have real, like reality in it, but we don't want to make like some dark drama. There was some darkness in the last movie and I think it surprised people and shocked people. This one, we want to have a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle, but we also want there to be a [expletive] ton of fun. A [expletive] ton of ridiculous stuff that you would never see in a movie, on the face of the earth, ever again."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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