Magic Mike’s Last Dance has booked Feb. 10, 2023 — a Valentine’s Day date — in theaters after moving from an exclusive release on HBO Max.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance was to have premiered exclusively on HBO Max and will see Channing Tatum return as male stripper Mike Lane, a character loosely based on Tatum’s own experiences as a stripper in Florida.
Salma Hayek also took over Thandiwe Newton’s role in the Warner Bros. film shot in London.
Newly installed Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav has made it clear he is committed to theatrical for high-profile films. Magic Mike’s Last Dance is expected to wrap up the Magic Mike story.
The first Magic Mike film grossed $167 million at the box office and was followed by the 2015 sequel, Magic Mike XXL.
Both films’ combined global gross nearly reached $300 million. The franchise also spawned a lucrative stage show, Magic Mike Live, which has had runs in Las Vegas, London, Berlin and Australia.
Steven Soderbergh directs Magic Mike’s Last Dance, having stepped away for the 2015 sequel. Reid Carolin, who was behind the screenplays for the first two Magic Mike films, wrote the script.
Soderbergh, who has a first-look deal with HBO Max, was last behind the camera with No Sudden Move and Let Them All Talk, both of which premiered on the streamer.