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Throughout his career, hunky actor and Magic Mike star, Channing Tatum, has made some questionable career choices.

In his early days, Tatum was the go-to guy for major action films, and while he might be doing other things now, the actor is glad he never had to do a horror film.

'Scream 4' [Dimension Films]
'Scream 4' [Dimension Films]

While scouring the web, I uncovered an old interview the star did with Howard Stern. In it, commented on his choice to star in G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, acknowledging that while "the script wasn't any good" it at least boosted his star power. The film grossed over $300 million at the box office - and did lead Tatum on to bigger and better things.

This next part is where fans might want to plug their ears. Even after being offered the dreadfully written G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, he felt he could have been offered worse explaining;

I could have been given... I don't know, 'Scream 5.' [But] I'm super lucky and blessed to have been given [G.I. Joe instead].

You can hear the full portion of the interview here:

While Scream 5 never came to fruition due to the poor box office results of Scream 4, the actor didn't have to throw shade at being in a Scream film. I mean, the franchise does have some notable stars in it, including Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts, and Drew Barrymore.

Tatum even got a shoutout during one of the opening segments in Scream 4, when Lucy Hale and Shenae Grimes are scrolling through potential online hookups. Alas, they scroll past a picture of some abs, but quickly claim that they probably belong to Channing Tatum.

'Scream 4' [Dimension Films]
'Scream 4' [Dimension Films]

As much as I'd wish for another Scream film, all hope has been lost following the death of Wes Craven (who directed all four films). If you throw the MTV series reboot into the mix, it'd be hard to imagine that they would ever return to the original film franchise... but even if they did, they better not offer anything to Channing Tatum.

'G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
'G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]

Would you have wanted to see Tatum in a Scream movie?


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