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.
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“.
Social media users were clearly not too impressed about his look as they went on Twitter to discuss the actor’s new hairdo:
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 11, 2016
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 11, 2016
why does Channing Tatum's hair make him look like a 14 year old emo kid pic.twitter.com/iogvBzWm6I
— BuzzFeed Celeb (@BuzzFeedCeleb) January 11, 2016
channing tatum looks exactly like the emo skype emoji pic.twitter.com/f4FgPea4Ci
— Alexandria Symonds (@a_symonds) January 11, 2016
— RustBeltWinters (@rustbeltrants) January 11, 2016
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”.
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) January 11, 2016
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.
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:
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