Even though the original film was quite successful, Magic Mike XXL seems like a weird sequel, especially since its abandoning the serious elements of the first film. Still, it's happening. All we know is that it's going to be a road movie, it'll be fun, and that twerk team champ could direct. According to IW, Soderbergh may return to be the film's DP:
"...Either [my producing partner] Reid Carolin and I will direct it together, or we'll have direct. He worked as a producer on the  movie and has been Steven's right-hand man for almost 25 movies," Tatum told THR. "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."
The only problem is that after Soderbergh's wonderful Behind the Candelabra, the director claims that he's no longer getting involved with theatrical releases. Tatum also said that he'd be particularly nervous is the former director was on set saying, "Because he is such an opinionated and talented man, if he wants to do a five-minute tracking shot through a forest, you don't want to doubt him. It would be like having sex with your girlfriend while her porn star ex-boyfriend is in the room watching you."