It seems that there are a huge amount of movie sequels being made these days, with the studios giving the green light for a sequel to be made, as soon as any movie proves successful at the box office. The movie Magic Mike proved successful at the box office, as well as delighting fans around the world, so it was no surprised when it was announced that a sequel was being made.
The new movie, which is titled Magic Mike XXL is currently in the process of filming and it seems that the guys are really pushing themselves on the set of the movie. Actor Joe Manganiello reprises his role as Big Dick Richie in Magic Mike XXL and it has been revealed that Joe has pulled a muscle in his arm, while shooting one of his dancing scenes for the film.
His co-star Elizabeth Banks explained the events of the injury, saying, "I was there on the day, well, happened to be there, on the day Joe Manganiello was doing his big routine, and actually he like, pulled his arm muscle, that's how crazy the dancing is! I don't wanna give anything away, but it's bananas!"
As well as starring Joe Manganiello and Elizabeth Banks, the rest of the Magic Mike XXL cast includes such names as Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donald Glover, Andie MacDowell, and Adam Rodriguez, among others. Magic Mike XXL is being directed by Gregory Jacobs and is set to hit the big screen on July 1 in the US, before then opening in the UK on July 31.