If you went into Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 summer smash “Magic Mike” expecting a movie version of the Chippendales Male Revue and walked out disappointed by the film’s focus on character development over skin, this year’s sequel is just for you.
“Magic Mike XXL” sees Soderbergh’s longtime assistant director Gregory Jacobs taking over the reigns, but with Soderbergh still on board as editor and cinematographer. Everything about the sequel seems “XXL,” from the budget to the amount of man candy on display. On top of returning members Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez and Kevin Nash, the sequel boasts newcomers hot Stephen Boss and Donald Glover. For the (straight) men, new cast members include Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith and Andie MacDowell.