Not that anyone has announced that there will be a third Magic Mike movie, but Channing Tatum already has some casting ideas.

The actor says he'd do just about anything to get George Clooney to join the man candy movie franchise.

"If he would do Magic Mike 3, I will give him all of my part of the money," Tatum told E! News' Maria Menounos while he and Clooney promoted their new Coen Brothers comedy Hail, Caesar! (in theaters on Feb. 5). "It's all yours."

Clooney cracked, "I can use the money."

When asked to give Clooney a stripper name, Tatum said, "I think he'd go with his actual name. You can't really beat that."

Clooney suggested, "Big George?"

Or how about using the ol' formula of your first pet's name and the name of the street you grew up on.

"Big Boy Fourth Street," Clooney said.

Tatum loved it.

Clooney beamed, "I might have the best name ever!"

George Clooney, Magic Mike


Magic Mike was inspired by Tatum's own experience as a stripper in Tampa when he was 18 years old. The 2012 film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starred Tatum as Michael "Magic Mike" Lane, a stripper who takes a newbie (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing.

Tatum returned for Magic Mike XXL as did Matt Bomer, Alex Rodriguez, Joe Manganiello and Kevin Nash. New cast members included Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Andie McDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Strahan and Stephen "tWitch" Boss.

While promoting XXL in July, Tatum joked with E! News that he does want more Magic Mike movies.

"I want to do it when we're like 80, like real old," he cracked. "Like grumpy strippers…We'll all have mechanical hips."

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