Michael strahan announced on live with Kelly and Michael that he would indeed make an appearance in Magic Mike XXL
Joe Manganiello revealed that his body on the film's poster was actually photoshopped to make it look less defined as opposed to convention where actor's bodies are enhanced for posters. He said that his body in the actual photograph has far more muscle definition but it had to be toned down when they made a poster out of that photo.
Stephen Boss aka Twitch, was waxed on camera on The Ellen Degeneres Show prior to the start of filming his scenes.
Cody Horn is not returning to reprise her role as Brooke.
Matthew McConaughey was in talks to reprise his character role of Dallas for the sequel which he played in Magic Mike (2012) but talks fell through because of financial reasons. According to the studio, since winning his Academy Award for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers' Club (2013), McConaughey's pay rate had increased which is a tactical procedure for an actor after he just won an Academy Award to capitalize on his acclaimed success. This led to the studio optioning to pass on bringing McConaughey back for the sequel.
The first time Steven Soderbergh has been the cinematographer of a film he didn't direct.
Alex Pettyfer is not returning to reprise his role as the kid.
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