Before you rush down into your Channing Tatum bunker (fully equipped with both Step Up and Step Up 2: The Streets, white undershirts you bought from a reliable pervert on Craigslist and a water filtration system) to wait out the duration of Chan’s potential break from acting, remember this: you might not even notice he’s gone! “[Writing partner Reid Carolin and I] have about three to four ideas that we love that are all in the hopper. By the end of next year, we’re going to shut things down and write the first thing that we’re going to direct,” the Magic Mike actor told Entertainment Weekly. “We’re going to be like, alright, no more acting parts for a minute, let’s take a few and really get caring about that section of our career.” A quick check of the actor’s IMDB page, however, reassures us that we have months, if not years, of upcoming Channing Tatum movies to tide us over. And with hologram technology advancing at its current rate, we may never having to go Chan-less again!
Tatum, who is currently working on both a Magic Mike sequel and a potential Evel Knievel biopic with Reid, is scheduled to star in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Side Effects, White House Down and the currently filming Foxcatcher, a drama about “John du Pont, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler David Schultz,” in the upcoming year. After that, Tatum is slated to star in sci-fi flick Jupiter Ascending for 2014, and we’re betting one lengthy text from Jonah Hill is all it would take to get Channing on a jet to the as-yet unscheduled 21 Jump Street 2 table read. Moreover, Tatum is also signed on as the lead in the upcoming romantic thriller The Contortionist’s Handbook. We guess what we’re saying is…let us prepare ourselves now for the Great Tatum Drought of 2015. Though can anyone truly prepare themselves for such horror? That woman in the lower left hand corner of the photo knows what we’re talking about.
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