Channing Tatum has given us some of the best moments in film history. From his "Xquisite" performance in Magic Mike to his hilarious scenes in 21 Jump Street, to his unmatchable dance moves in Step Up, the legendary actor has definitely been behind several iconic blockbusters. For some time, though, Tatum's personal life wasn't mixing too well with his career. But he's recently announced that he's back to starring in movies after a four-year-long hiatus. Here's what we know.
The G. I. Joe star is making a huge comeback this year, with two new movies slated to premiere in the coming months. He'll be joining the cast of Aaron and Adam Nee's romantic comedy The Lost City alongside co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Sandra Bullock. The movie tells the story of an adventure romance novelist named Loretta Sage (played by Bullock), who gets kidnapped by a billionaire named Fairfax (Radcliffe) while she's on a book tour and ends up lost in a jungle. In an attempt to prove himself a hero, Loretta's cover model Alan (Tatum) sets out to rescue her.
Another drop that will be released this year is Dog, directed by Tatum himself. The film is inspired by an actual event in Tatum's life: the loss of his beloved pit bull-Catahoula mix, Lulu, who he lost to cancer in 2018. In the movie, he plays Army Ranger Briggs, who goes on a wild ride with his dog, Lulu, as they race down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier's funeral on time. During the ride, they face many challenges, drive each other crazy, and make it out of deadly situations together. This will be the first movie Tatum directs, and we can't wait to see how it turns out!
Tatum has revealed that during his break from acting, he took some time to reflect on what he really wanted to do with the rest of his career. He even thought of quitting the film industry altogether in 2018 - following his divorce from ex-wife Jenna Dewan. "Do I want to act anymore?" Tatum revealed to Variety of his inner-conflict. "Was I going to direct? Do I want to be in the industry anymore?" But his recent announcements about upcoming drops are bound to have fans (like us) waiting anxiously for the next few months! Until then, stay tuned.