Channing Tatum in an interview with Entertainment Weekly revealed that a "Magic Mike" musical is 'still in the works' and this disclosure says a great deal about the marketing and business brilliance of this actor.
The sequel to his "Magic Mike" film, "Magic Mike XXL" has not been released and yet he already has many of his fans, female and male, looking forward to the potential of the popular film being turned into a musical. Most actors would likely be satisfied with the film being a major box office franchise hit but he is showing the business sense of a Hollywood studio executive as entertainment observers anticipate that there will be many stage performances of the "Magic Mike" franchise.
One of the intriguing questions being asked is whether he would take on a starring role in the musical or would he give that to another actor? It is a question that is creating much discussion because of his recent spectacular Magic Mike XXL poster he released on Snapchat and Twitter in which he appears shirtless in black jeans, a picture that has some of his fans and entertainment observers wondering which actor would be brave enough to follow in his footsteps (E! Online - April 15)?
The "Magic Mike" movies and talk of his musical has unearthed an aspect of Channing Tatum that is not talked about much because he is such an appealing, 'easy on the eyes' Hollywood superstar leading man is that he is an entertainment business savant who is leaving his fingerprints all over his "Magic Mike" franchise. The way he is pursuing the various opportunities the film has produced would make a Hollywood studio executive proud and would result in him receiving much praise and that is something that some entertainment observers believe might not be receiving the attention it deserves but it definitely is not going unnoticed by some Hollywood insiders.
The gorgeous leading man who might one day be running his own film studio could be Channing Tatum because he is showing that he is a star on the screen and the possessor of an exceptional business mind.