The world isn’t quite ready to see Channing Tatum transform into Marvel superhero Gambit, apparently.

The “Magic Mike XXL” star and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum were among the parade of Hollywood A-listers who made their way down the red carpet for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards.

Upon their arrival at the red carpet, both stars were greeted by screaming fans, who were also quick to notice that something was a little different about Tatum.

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Photo: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images via Bustle
Photo: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images via Bustle

Yup. A quick look at his Golden Globes look will tell you that Tatum’s new hairstyle was rather unusual. He was even sporting the terrible-looking goatee that we have all seen in 2015’s “Jupiter Ascending“.

Viewers including ourselves began to question the reason behind his new hairdo because the last we saw him, he was channelling his inner Beyoncé with long blonde hair on “Lip Sync Battle“.

Social media users were clearly not too impressed about his look as they went on Twitter to discuss the actor’s new hairdo:

https://twitter.com/BrandonMatsalia/status/686345206199758849

https://twitter.com/mekosoff/status/686342963975315457

But before you chime in to mock Tatum, you should know the reason why he decided to sport that new hairdo.

It’s not because he was running late for the ceremony, or working on his best Donald Trump impression. Heck, it’s not even because he was trying to rock that emo “teenager” look.

In Tatum’s defence, he might be sporting that look for his job. Some fans were quick to realise that the actor could be giving us the first unofficial look at his role in 20th Century Fox‘s upcoming “X-Men” spin-off film, “Gambit”.

Gambit is a character created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Jim Lee for Marvel Comics.

He is an incredibly knowledgeable mutant with the ability to mentally create, control, and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his every whim and desire. He often uses a bō for hand-to-hand combat and throw cards to track down his enemies. He was previously portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in 2009’s  “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.

As the character has tousled long hair in the original comics, Tatum is expected to be sporting that hairstyle. This may very well explain why he has his hair cropped close on one side and swept to the other.

Channing Tatum's Hair at Golden Globes 2016
Source: MTV

To be completely honest, we’re not sure if Tatum is going to rock that hairstyle in the movie. After all, WGNO recently reported that “Gambit” will only begin filming in Hollywood South this March.

One thing we know for sure is that the Internet community doesn’t want that hairstyle to stay. Not now, not ever:

What do you think about Tatum’s hairdo at the 2016 Golden Globes? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.

Sources: Vanity Fair, Bustle (1) (2), Complex, MTV.

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