Joe Manganiello Hints at a ‘Magic Mike’ Prequel


ALTAll the hype for the upcoming Steven Soderbergh film Magic Mike might be stemming from Channing Tatum’s illustrious past as a male stripper, but after seeing the flick, people will absolutely have something else to talk about. Two words: penis pump.

Enter Big Dick Richie, Joe Manganiello’s character, who’s introduced using a penis pump on his God-given asset. Rumor has it Richie is from “Long” Island.

“I read it in the script and actually when I got offered the role, I wanted to talk to Soderbergh about how we were going to do this, and I just wanted to have a conversation with him before saying yes,” Manganiello said. “He shot me this email that said, ‘Why don’t you call me Saturday after 10 a.m., that will give me enough time to stop throwing up.’ I went okay, this guy’s got a sense of humor and when I got on the phone with him, we spent the first half hour talking about penis pumps.”

Now, with this being said, the True Blood star recently spoke with and stressed that Magic Mike is not just a movie for the ladies. On the contrary, it’s a “tool” for the guys, who are looking to possibly “pump” their girls up.

Here are a few of the key reasons he gave for why Magic Mike is a movie for everyone:

It’s Like Going To A Frat Party

“If you’re a savvy guy [on] Friday, Saturday night, go buy a ticket and hang out in the theater, and go to the lobby afterwords,” he said. “The girls are going to be all warmed up, ready to go … It’s like fish in a barrel. It’s like being in the back row of a yoga class or something.”

Use Protection But Have Fun!

“Nine months from June 29, I think there is going to be a baby boom referred to as the ‘Baby Mikes,’” he added.

There Might Be A Prequel?

“We’re actually talking about the possibility of doing the prequel. Because if you do the sequel, then you lose Mike [Channing Tatum’s character],” he said. “Otherwise, what’s Mike going to do? He’s going to come back for one big heist … so, you would do the prequel – how they got there.”


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