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This Weekend Magic Mike

Break out the dollar bills and practice your dance moves: Magic Mike 2 is coming. For real. Not long after the breakout debut of Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 stripper film, star Channing Tatum dropped hints that a sequel was already in the process of being developed. Though there was nary a script to speak of – just a concept, according to Tatum – the announcement pumped up fans who couldn’t wait to see the actor reunite with co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, and Alex Pettyfer.

Unfortunately, aside from the fact that the strippers may be coming to a Broadway stage near you, there hasn’t been much solid news since – and with four Tatum films debuting in 2013, as well as another five due out in 2014, one might understand how production took a bit of a backseat. But fans can now rest easy, thanks to Tatum’s recent Facebook post, which shows the actor sitting at a desk, pen in hand, staring at a bust of co-star McConaughey.

“What better way to start writing Magic Mike 2 than with my old friend Dallas?” He wrote, causing a large number of comments appropriately ranging from requests for personal dance routines to those who, uh, just really want to see a lot of stripping. (We can’t say we blame you.)

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Tatum will next be seen in the 21 Jump Street sequel 22 Jump Street, and in July, he’ll headline the summer sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending with Mila Kunis. But I know what role I’m most looking forward to, no matter how long I have to wait.

What about you?

Originally posted February 10 2014 — 3:46 PM EST

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