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Matthew McConaughey Not Returning for 'Magic Mike' Sequel 'Magic Mike XXL'

Matthew McConaughey Not Returning for 'Magic Mike' Sequel 'Magic Mike XXL'

Magic Mike‘s sequel director Greg Jacobs just revealed that Matthew McConaughey, aka Dallas, will not return for Magic Mike XXL.

The only confirmed cast members to return out of the original cast are Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello.

“What am I allowed to say?” Greg told IndieWire. “It’s road trip movie and put it this way, it’s different enough that once you see it you’ll understand why we made a sequel. No one will be accusing us of making the same movie twice.”

Rumor had it that Matthew would not be returning, but now it’s official.

The film is set to open in theaters on July 1, 2015.

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  • aria

    Matthew is too good for that! No more that bulls*it!

  • spirit7

    GOOD! He’s a good actor but he brought nothing for me to Magic Mike. Plust he played a sleaze ball

  • Jenni

    Matthew’s had an unbroken string of critical hits in the past 3 years (including MM). So it looks like he knows how to pick scripts. If he passed on this one, probably means the script is terrible.

  • Trove

    Let’s hope they make MM2 the way the first one should have been, no RomCom with bad actresses….

  • Carla

    I thought we already knew that, even before Matthew’s Oscar. Neither would Alex Pettyfer and Steven Soderbergh. Matthew and Steven’s talent are much needed elsewhere.

  • Cruizin596

    Good. He looks like crap anyway since he did Dallas Buyer’s Club. No one saw the movie for him anyway. His character was unpleasant and will not be missed. Hope Matthew can put on some weight and get a dose of reality and get off of that high horse he put himself on after his Oscar win…he is not very likable at the moment…and I USED to be a fan.

  • Zattacker

    ALRIGHT ALRIGHT !

  • Matt

    If Alex isn’t in either am I.

  • Cammie

    Good!

  • Betty

    Now that he’s an Oscar winner……..

  • Betty

    @Carla:
    There was BARELY any romance in the 1st one imo. Not unless you consider horny screaming ladies romantic.

  • NINa

    Great!!! He is way TOO OLD FOR THE ROLE. Bring young fresh hot actors to stimulate my senses. Matt doesn’t cut it for me. He is also a terrible actor. That Oscar he earned was by sucking up c o c k from the Academy.

  • paki girl

    He is old and ugly!

  • MATTEW WON’T BE MISSED!!!!!!

    WHO CARES? CHANNING TATUM MADE THE MOVIE, NOT MATT.
    CHANNING IS HOT YOUNG, SEXY, AND A HELL OF A DANCER.

  • Suzanne

    it’s going to be a relief for the rest of the actors. it’s hard shooting with Matthew because of his short arm problem. He has deformed and unusually short arms. it takes hours to plan the scenes to accommodate, and hide his physical problem.

  • Marie

    It’s not like people went to see the movie because of Matthew, they went to see Channing Tatum, the main character.

  • bicurious

    The interesting thing to me is to compair Matthew to Channing. From interviews I’ve read Matthew sticks to a VERY strict diet with no carb or gluten intake whereas Channing allows himself a more normal diet. And here is the interesting part–I find Channing and his body type to be WAY more sexy.

  • bicurious

    The interesting thing to me is to compare Matthew to Channing. From interviews I’ve read Matthew sticks to a VERY strict diet with no carb or gluten intake whereas Channing allows himself a more normal diet. And here is the interesting part–I find Channing and his body type to be WAY more sexy.

  • LOL

    seriously the movie was a Channing Tatum vehicle and it was his story and he made it..Lordy who can forget that final dance routine..I still recall the insane screams in the audience..MM was good but it was definitely Channing’s movie.

  • Jenni

    God, you people haven’t seen True Detective obviously. Matthew is so hot in that. Prefer skinny Matt. Channing’s got those jowls and close-set Alfred E. Neuman eyes.

    I’ll pass on this one.

  • Jenni

    @NINa: You should see more movies. He’s a brilliant actor.

  • Mary

    I feel poorly saying this, but Matthew has not regained his good looks. When he lost all of that weight, his face became gaunt. He regained some weight, but never regained the fat in his face. He looks so haggard now, and his eyes look small. Frankly, he looks a bit sick. I just don’t see him being able to do this role even if I doubt he wanted it.

  • Alaia

    @Cruizin596: You sound really vapid.

    Anyway, he’s too busy shooting Gus Van Sant’s latest to do a pointless cash in flick

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