Oh Channing Tatum, yesterday you were just that dude in Step Up and today, you’re a bona fide star that had 3 $100 million grossing movies this year, two of which are getting sequels. And not one to rest on his laurels, Channing has his eye on possibly directing one of those sequels. Bet you can’t guess which one it is? Oh okay you got me, it’s in the title of this article...Magic Mike 2. The world is definitely getting Channing Tatum-tastic.
While I never saw Magic Mike, Tatum impressed me with his keen comedic timing in 21 Jump Street. In fact he delivered two of the funniest lines in the movie. And since Mr. Tatum is all about throwing the movie going audience a curve ball or two, why not get behind the camera? The move may actually work and if he does in fact end up directing Magic Mike 2, it would be familiar territory that would benefit a guy trying to establish a career behind the camera.
But lest you think that Tatum is going to jump into directing Magic Mike 2 all willy-nilly like, here is what he had to say about him and producing partner Reid Carolin jumping into the sequel.
"Reid and I aren't idiots! We're not going to direct our first movie as a sequel to a Steven Soderbergh movie. That's not smart. I want to start with something very small ... make a lot of mistakes, make them real early, and then go jump in [on Magic Mike 2]."
I say go for it dude. It’s not often that people get the chance to direct a movie so take full advantage of the opportunity if it ends up presenting itself. It worked for Ben Affleck, why couldn’t it work for you?