Channing Tatum Promises Very Naked Joe Manganiello in Magic Mike XXL

Channing Tatum is giving the audience exactly what they want in Magic Mike XXL. In a recent interview with TIME, the co-writer, producer, and star of the upcoming sequel expressed that it’s not only “a lot more fun” than the first, but also has “Joe Manganiello naked as much as possible.” Can we get an amen?!

With all this talk, we have a feeling Manganiello’s nudity will make up for the lack of Matthew McConaughey. “Everyone in the world: you’re welcome,” Tatum says. The premiere date (July 1, 2015) is 226 days from today, in case you were wondering. (Which you obviously were.) Tatum also says his bromantic buddies were a huge factor in deciding to move forward with a sequel. “Those guys are so much fun — they’re the whole reason why I wanted to make a second one. They were a discovery for me,” he says. While the first film featured the dark side of the stripping world, he says we’ll be seeing “a lot of ridiculous nakedness and stupidity” in the second. Bring it on. Get a peak of how the sexy cast bonded on set with the adorable photos below.

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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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    [Photo: @joemanganiello]

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    [Photo: @mattbomer]

Find out more on the upcoming film from The Gossip Table.

[Photo Credit: Warner Bros.]

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