"Bigger is better..."
So said Joe Manganiello, the actor who plays Big Dick Richie in Magic Mike XXL. Or, as the film's official Twitter put it, "Nothing says XXL like our Richie (@JoeManganiello). BDR is back and BIGGER than ever!" Manganiello looks very ripped, as he flexes his arm muscles and shows off his famous washboard abs.
The actor's poster was revealed Monday. It was the seventh release, after Magic Mike XXL's social media unveiled Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Jada Pinkett Smith, Channing Tatum and tWitch's posters. The movie, in theaters July 1, also stars Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Gabriel Iglesias, Andie MacDowell, Jane McNeill, Michael Strahan and Max Webster.
When Tatum debuted the Magic Mike XXL trailer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February, the actor promised that there will be "very little left to the imagination" when the stripper sequel is released.
To prepare, he needed to do some serious manscaping.
"I waxed last time and I promised myself I was not gonna do it again. And then Matt Bomer goes, 'No, no! You just didn't have the right lady. She just wasn't doing it right,'" he said. "And then I went again and it sucked just as bad. And then after they started they said, 'Oh, no, you're a ginger.' I have like a little red, and they're like, 'It's always the worse for them.' And I'm like, 'Then why did you start? Why didn't you tell me this beforehand?' But that was a terrible idea to do that."
Tatum, Bomer, Manganiello, Nash and Rodriguez are reprising their roles from the 2012 film. "Basically, we all were taking penis-enlargement pills sine the last one, so we weren't worried about what temperature the room was when we came out to do our dances," Tatum told Entertainment Weekly. "That's what XXL means."
He also joked that the sequel has "no plot." So, what can fans expect? "Just a bunch of naked dudes sitting around doing dude stuff," Tatum told the magazine's Summer Movie Preview issue. "We read all the message boards, and people were like, 'Less story. Less plot. Just dudes' things.' And we listened to that."
To see all the Magic Mike XXL posters, check out the gallery now.