Fans of the "Magic Mike" franchise got a hump day treat with a trailer for sequel "Magic Mike XXL" dropping on Wednesday as star Channing Tatum chats it up with Ellen about the eagerly anticipated sequel.
The movies, which chronicle the exploits of a group of male strippers in Florida, feature hot breakdancing moves, lots of skin, mounds of muscles -- and crowds of screaming women bearing dollar bills.
The trailer premieres on "The Ellen Show" Wednesday. Its tag line: "Get back to the grind."
Tatum revealed that he and Ellen’s guest Dj Stephen “tWitch” Boss do a dance in their thongs during the sequel.
Plus, Tatum touched on what it was like to wax his body for this role.
"I did last time. I waxed last time and I promised myself I was not gonna do it again. And then Matt Bomer goes, 'No, no you just didn’t have the right lady. She just wasn’t doing it right.' And then I went again and it sucked just as bad," Tatum said. "And then after they started they said, 'Oh, no you’re a ginger.' I have like a little red, and they’re like, 'It’s always the worse for them.' And I’m like then why did you start? Why didn’t you tell me this beforehand? But that was a terrible idea..."
The "MMXXL" trailer opens with a masked Magic Mike, played by Channing Tatum, welding metal in a suggestive manner and then breaking into a smooth dance routine to Ginuwine's "Pony."
The steamy marketing campaign rides on Tatum's toned shoulders, but most of the original cast (except now-Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey) is back to bump and grind for the reboot. Viewers can expect more partying, fast cars and sexual entanglements as seen in the first installment.
On Tuesday, Tatum tweeted a stripped-down movie poster that announces the release date: Coming July 1.
"Magic Mike XXL" is counting on the extra sexy trailer and film poster to build on the success of the first movie, which grossed $167,221,571 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. If reactions are any indication, fans don't even want to wait for summer to witness the hotness.