Matthew McConaughey: "Magic Mike 2" is on hold
Matthew McConaughey admits 'Magic Mike 2' has been halted by Channing Tatum's impending fatherhood.
The 43-year-old actor revealed the sequel to last year's comedy about a group of male strippers is still in the works, but they won't begin seriously discussing it until producer and leading man Channing's first child with his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum is born.
He told MTV News: ''I haven't talked to Channing [Tatum] in about a month. I know it's something that's legitimately brewing.
''But I think he's taking some time off too because has about to be a new dad, and good for him to do that too cause he's been cranking it out for a while.''
Matthew hopes his kooky alter ego Dallas will be a big part of the sequel, but will only return on the condition that he doesn't become a caricature and Matthew can have a say in his storyline.
He added: ''In the right way [I would come back]. It would be so much fun, but I would only be able to do to revisit Dallas if I really go 'OK, that's what he would be doing.'
''And Dallas can't become like all of a sudden obviously comedic. I'd have to keep him the same tone. He's committed.''
'Step Up' stud Channing recently announced Steven Soderbergh had pulled out of directing the follow-up and he thought assistant director Greg Jacobs was likely to be picking up the reins.
He mused: ''You know, we don't know if it's going to happen yet. We want it to happen. We'd love it to be a road-trip movie, but Soderbergh's not directing - like done, done. He's like actually gone.''