Channing Tatum says that he's done with the "Magic Mike" franchise. For now.
He would, however, consider returning for a "septuagenarian" spinoff.
The actor has spoken previously about how difficult it is to get in shape for the "Magic Mike" films.
Channing Tatum said that he doesn't plan to return to the "Magic Mike" franchise — but down the line, he'd consider a comeback for a "septuagenarian" spinoff.
Tatum spoke with People, tied to the release of his new children's book "The One and Only Sparkella and the Big Lie," about his work-free summer and the future of "Magic Mike." Tatum told the publication that "Magic Mike's Last Dance," released in February, was indeed the character's final hurrah — for a while, at least.
"I am done. We did it all," Tatum told People. "We chewed all the meat off the bone on that one. There's nothing left to do."
There's only one instance in which he would come back — stripper grandpas.
"That would be the only thing I would come back for, 'Grumpy Old Strippers,'" Tatum said. "Like 'Grumpy Old Men: Septuagenarian Strippers.'"
Tatum has starred in the "Magic Mike" franchise since the first film premiered in 2012. It was followed in 2015 by "Magic Mike XXL." Tatum previously said on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" in February 2022 that he hesitated about appearing in "Magic Mike's Last Dance" because of the grueling physical demands of getting — and staying — in "Magic Mike" shape.
"It's hard to look like that," Tatum told Clarkson. "Even if you do work out, to be that kind of in shape is not natural. That's not even healthy. You have to starve yourself. I don't think when you're that lean, it's actually healthy."
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