As soon as DeGeneres says those two little words, conjuring images of hot men in Speedos, the ladies in the audience start losing their minds. She asks Bomer – who played a dancer in the film loosely based on co-star Channing Tatum’s experience as a stripper – for scoop on Magic Mike 2.
“My understanding is it’s gonna start this fall,” Bomer says. “And I think Channing announced recently that it’s about… it’s kind of a road trip film that leads to a stripper convention.” (This, of course, leads to plenty of “woooos!” from the audience.)
Bomer explains that stripper conventions are a real thing. “Only the best of the best make it. And it’s a strip-off to the death,” he jokes.
In case Bomer hasn’t yet decided on his wardrobe for the sequel, DeGeneres then gifts him with some choices: a teensy cop-themed number with handcuffs and badge; more modest, bright orange construction worker shorts; a sparkly clown getup; and Ellen-branded, hot pink boxer briefs with faux butt cheeks. Bomer is quite excited about the presents: “Oh, I love all of these!” he says.
DeGeneres – who also helped the actor set up a Twitter account during his visit – gives this advice: “Tweet each one of these out and let followers decide what they want to see you in. If you wear these and tweet these you’re gonna get a lot of followers.”
Check out the full exchange – including Bomer showing off some of his moves – in the clip below: