Matthew McConaughey will not be returning for the forthcoming sequel to hit male stripper film Magic Mike
The sequel's director, Greg Jacobs, confirmed that the Oscar-winning actor will not be reprising his role as Dallas in the forthcoming film, which has been titled Magic Mike XXL
Jacobs went on to discuss the plot of XXL
, revealing that it is "different enough" from the original 2012 film, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh.
"What am I allowed to say? It's a road trip movie and put it this way, it's different enough that once you see it you'll understand why we made a sequel. No-one will be accusing us of making the same movie twice," the director told Indiewire
Several of the original film's stars - Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello - are all due to return for the sequel, though it's yet to be confirmed whether Alex Pettyfer will be back too.
Magic Mike XXL
is set for release on July 1 next year (2015).
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