Adorable Set Photos Prove Magic Mike XXL Will Be the Greatest Stripping Sequel Ever Made

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  • Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello have a serious bromance brewing on the set of ’Magic Mike XXL’

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We know we’re supposed to be gushing over Channing Tatum’s Oscar worthy performance in Foxcatcher right now, but can we talk about Magic Mike XXL for just a second? The sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 film doesn’t come out until 2015 and we’re already obsessed, thanks to adorable photos from set. Fact: These guys don’t have to be naked or even semi-naked to melt our hearts.

Filming wrapped last week after a 29-day shoot. Between smiling selfies and gorgeous Southern locales of Savannah and Myrtle Beach, the guys are clearly ecstatic to get out of Tampa. Despite the loss of Matthew McConaughey, and the inconsistent history of sequels, let’s have faith in the uber charisma of Tatum — whose recent acceptance into the hallowed grounds of award season films only boosts his starpower. And if you’re still not convinced: He plays pool with reporters! He dances to songs he stripped to on the big screen! We’re also hopeful that MM’s exit means more storylines for Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello (not that we don’t mind just watching them strip). These photos of the guys eating ice cream cones could be an important plot point from the film, or simply proof that someone in Hollywood has a way of tapping into our dreams on a nightly basis. Check out some photos from the Magic Mike XXL set and try not to set a calendar alert for July 1, 2015.

Get more scoop on the sequel, including details on new cast members Jada Pinkett Smith, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, and, er, Michael Strahan, from The Gossip Table.

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