As mentioned above, there is a lot of dancing in the Magic Mike’s Last Dance trailer, as opposed to the usual strip dancing of the trilogy. Of course, that could be because Warner Bros. made the trailer for viewers of all ages to watch. The studio could save the hot action for Valentine’s Day when the film hits theaters, but that didn’t stop fans from making comparisons to Step Up.
The YouTube comments below the trailer pointed out how much Magic Mike’s Last Dance looks like Step Up, another film franchise made famous by Channing Tatum. One user, Mr. Midnight, said: “Feels like ‘Step Up/Magic Mike’. Nice to see Channing showing us how talented he is on his feet.” AC Wolf suggested: “[Last Dance] feels more like ‘Step Up’ than ‘Magic Mike’… anyone else?” Telepek Telepkowy had a slightly more aggressive attitude, saying, “So, ‘Step Up’. They turn this into another ‘Step Up’ rate. Not the direction I thought it was going, but okay I guess.”
During an interview with People, Tatum revealed his goals for the upcoming film. The actor, who recently returned to the industry, told the mag: “I do [Magic Mike’s Last Dance] to become the Super Bowl of stripping.” Tatum revealed that he wanted the film to focus more on dancing, something he wasn’t able to incorporate in the previous episodes. Judging by the trailer, he definitely got his wish.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance hits theaters on February 10, 2023.