Los Angeles, Jun 25: “G I Joe: The Rise of Cobra” may have been a box-office success but it’s leading actor Channing Tatum says he hates the 2009 science-fiction film. Tatum, 35, said he was forced to take the role because of a contract with the studio and he’s still not thrilled about it, reported Us magazine.
“Look, I’ll be honest. I hate that movie. I hate that movie,” he said.”I was pushed into doing that movie… (After) Coach Carter, they signed me for a three-picture deal… And as a young (actor), you’re like, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that!’,” he said.
Having grown up watching the cartoon, Tatum actually loved G I Joe (the franchise, not the movie) but he wanted to play Snake-Eyes. But Snake-Eyes eventually went to actor Ray Park, who reprised the role in 2013’s “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”.”The script wasn’t any good. I didn’t want to do something that I thought was 1) bad, and 2) I just didn’t know if I wanted to be G.I. Joe.”