Channing Tatum has said that he is considering directing Magic Mike 2 and is hoping Steven Soderbergh would take on the director of photographer role on the film.

Soerbergh directed the first film but announced that he was retiring from filmmaking last year.

Tatum has said to The Hollywood Reporter that he is thinking of helming the sequel alongside his producing partner Reid Carolin.

He said "Either Reid Carolin and I will direct it together, or we'll have Greg Jacobs direct. He worked as a producer on the [2012] movie and has been Steven's right-hand man for almost 25 movies."

"Right now, we're just trying to clean up the story, and then we'll make a decision. But it is hard for me and Reid to direct after one of the greatest directors of our time. Steven has argued [for us to do so]. He has said he would shoot it; he would DP it."