Channing Tatum turned down the GI Joe film seven occasions

Channing Tatum turned down GI Joe 7 occasions earlier than he was pressured into it & confirms he requested for his character to be killed off within the sequel.

Channing Tatum, G.I. Joe

Channing Tatum has by no means saved his dislike of GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra a secret, even going as far as to say that he “f***ing hates” the film, however he tried his greatest to get out of the film earlier than it even started.

Whereas present process a lie detector check for Vanity Fair, Channing Tatum mentioned that he really handed on GI Joe: Rise of Cobra seven occasions earlier than he was lastly made to do it. “The primary one I handed on seven occasions,” Channing mentioned, “however they’d an choice on me, and I needed to do the film.” Channing Tatum performed Duke within the first GI Joe film, and though he returned for the sequel, his character was killed off throughout the first ten minutes, one thing Channing confirms he particularly requested. “I clearly simply didn’t need to do this one both,” Tatum mentioned. When requested if he regretted that call, Tatum rapidly mentioned, “No.” I assume nobody must ask him if he’d come again for a 3rd GI Joe film.

Channing Tatum informed Howard Stern in 2015 that he was pushed into doing GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. “They provide the contract, and so they go, ‘Three-picture deal, right here you go.’ You’re like, ‘Oh, my God, that sounds superb, I’m doing that!’” Tatum mentioned. “Even the choices go from like 60 grand to 80 grand to 100 grand, and I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, that’s a lot cash.’” The actor mentioned that he was initially excited by the prospect of showing in a GI Joe film, however rapidly realized they needed him to play Duke and never Snake-Eyes. “The studio calls up and so they’re like ‘Hey, we obtained a film for you, we’re going to ship it to you,’” Tatum defined, “and so they ship it to you and it was proper in the course of the author’s strike and it’s G.I. Joe, and I’m like ‘I really like G.I. Joe, can I play Snake-Eyes?’ and so they’re like ‘No, not taking part in Snake-Eyes, you’re taking part in Duke.’… The script wasn’t any good, I didn’t need to do one thing that I believed was 1.) dangerous, and a couple of.) I simply didn’t know if I needed to be G.I. Joe.

Channing Tatum has loads of initiatives simply over the horizon, together with Magic Mike’s Final Dance, which is ready to be launched on February tenth. He additionally not too long ago revealed that his manufacturing firm is creating a remake of Ghost, the supernatural drama starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg.