AceShowbiz - The first clip of the highly-anticipated movie about male strippers, "Magic Mike XXL", has been debuted on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". The 30-second clip gives a first look at Malik, a character played by "So You Think You Can Dance" alum Stephen "%ctWitch%" Boss.
Not quite different from the previously-released trailers, the new clip highlights all the shirtless men including %cChanning Tatum% and %cJoe Manganiello%. The new thing here is the first appearance of tWitch as a competitor to Tatum and other dancers. Standing in a room full of women, tWitch dances and goes wild showing off his 6-pack abs while tons of dollar bills are thrown at him.
In a previous interview with %cEllen Degeneres%, tWitch opened up about playing a stripper. "I don't mind wearing less," the actor said in the interview months ago. "But I have to get waxed from neck to toe. I'm really nervous about that. I didn't know that's what I was signing up for." tWitch later ended up getting waxed on the show.
According to the official synopsis, "Magic Mike XXL" "finds the remaining Kings of Tampa ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways."
Tatum and Manganiello are joined by the likes of %cKevin Nash%, %cMatthew Bomer%, %cAdam Rodriguez%, %cJada Pinkett Smith% and %cElizabeth Banks%. Greg Jacobs directs the movie while the script is written by Tatum and Reid Carolin. It is slated for a release in the U.S. on July 1.