Entertainment Movies Matthew McConaughey Says He's Willing to Appear in 'Magic Mike 3' : 'Channing Tatum, Call Me, Bro!' Matthew McConaughey starred as strip club owner Dallas in the 2012 original Magic Mike By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 17, 2022 10:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Warner Bros/Kobal/Shutterstock Alright, alright, alright! Matthew McConaughey is willing to return for Magic Mike 3. The actor, 52, revealed in a recent interview with Variety that he is open to returning to the upcoming third installment of the Magic Magic franchise after previously starring in the 2012 original. McConaughey skipped 2015's Magic Mike XXL. "Channing Tatum, call me, bro! I haven't heard from ya!" McConaughey told the outlet when asked if he would reprise his role as the strip club owner Dallas. The Oscar-winning star added, however, that there are some stipulations. "I don't know," McConaughey said. "I'd have to read [the script] first. It was a helluva lot of fun doing the first one." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Moviestore/Shutterstock Channing Tatum Jokes He's Going 'Natural' with No Waxing for Magic Mike 3: 'It's a New Day' The world of Magic Mike has expanded since the release of the first film. The Tatum-led movie made more than $167 million at the worldwide box office and spawned a sequel, while also inspiring a stage musical that premiered in 2018. Last year, Tatum, 41, announced that a third Magic Mike film was officially in the works, set to be titled Magic Mike's Last Dance. "Well world, looks like Mike Lane's tapping back in. @hbomax," Tatum tweeted at the time. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. The film — written by Reid Carolin — will be directed by Steven Soderbergh, who directed the first film in the franchise. The third movie is set to premiere exclusively on HBO Max, with Gregory Jacobs, who directed 2015's Magic Mike XXL, producing with Carolin, Nick Wechsler and Peter Kiernan. "There are no words for how excited I am to blow the doors off of the world of Magic Mike with Steven, Greg, Reid, and the amazing people at HBO Max," Tatum said in a statement previously obtained by PEOPLE. "The stripperverse will never be the same." RELATED VIDEO: Channing Tatum Teases "Super Bowl of Stripping" in 'Magic Mike's Last Dance' Tatum chatted with PEOPLE in this week's issue about his directorial debut Dog, and also opened up about what fans can expect from Magic Mike's Last Dance. "I want it to be the Super Bowl of stripping," said Tatum. "I want dancing like we've never been able to do in the other two movies, because we had to be honest to what the reality of that world is, which isn't great dancing." In addition to featuring professional dancers, Tatum said it is important for Magic Mike's Last Dance to have a well-written, lead female character as well. "I want to have an equal, if not even more centralized female character for Mike to really play off of and almost to," he explained to PEOPLE. "I don't want to say, [to have her] take the baton, but really let the movie be about a female's experience and not Mike's experience, because it has been so much about Mike and the guys' experiences. These movies are very, very female-forward. At least that is our intention."