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This Is Not A Drill: Shirtless Channing Tatum In The 'Magic Mike XXL' Trailer

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Oh why *hello there* Magic Mike XXL.

The trailer for The Only Movie That Matters In 2015 just dropped and oh my goodness is that Channing Tatum shirtless and thrusting to a stringed-up version of "Pony"? Why, yes, it certainly is.

At first we see Tatum working in his shop, muscle-bound and welding the tacky furniture that was his character's true passion in the first Magic Mike film. But those synth blasts and Ginuwine's silky-smooth pleas for some bump-and-grind come out of nowhere, and "Magic" Mike Lane can't resist the call of the "Pony". We also assume this is how the movie came to fruition. "Pony" > more Jump Street sequels.

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As for the rest of that trailer? We'll let these gifs, via US Weekly, tell the rest of the story.

We're gonna need a cigarette.

Magic Mike was party based on Channing Tatum's own experiences as a young stripper in Tampa (where else?) and was Steven Soderbergh's second-to-last film before jumping ship to TV. Unfortunately now that he's won an Oscar, Matthew McConaughey is apparently too cool to come back for the sequel. Magic Mike assistant director Gregory Jacbos takes over for Soderbergh, and Tatum also co-wrote the script.

Anyways this best sums up our feelings on this:

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