The first poster for Magic Mike XXL is out, and it’s quite something.
Channing Tatum posted the photo on Twitter and Facebook Tuesday (the latter through Facebook Mentions) with a tease for fans: “Look, but you can’t touch.” He’ll be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday to present the world premiere of the first Magic Mike XXL trailer.
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) February 3, 2015
There’s an utter lack of subtlety here, but it’s doubtful that fans are really complaining. With a shirtless Tatum and the all-capped “coming” located right at his crotch, it’s aimed straight at the (mostly) female gaze.
The original film followed a group of male strippers and was loosely based on Tatum’s experiences as a male stripper in Miami when he was 18. The sequel is bound to be bigger—and not just because of the “XXL” in the title.
This time around, the men are taking a road trip from Tampa, Fla., to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a stripper convention, inspired by events that Tatum attended when he was 19.
“The women would come from miles and miles around,” Tatum told GQ back in July. “Then you lock the doors and you say all bets are off. It gets zany and crazy, and it’s a wild ride. It’s an incubator for insanity.”
Magic Mike XXL comes into theaters July 1.
Photo via Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)