A lot of the attention that Channing Tatum has been getting lately has to do with his chiseled body or sexy moves in Magic Mike XXL, but it turns out the 35-year-old father of one has an adventurous side, and he wants fans to know all about it!
Tatum took to Instagram to show off his latest adventure—he shared a photograph of two people on dirt bikes in the air where the one on the right appeared to be him. The other person in the picture is likely the Magic Mike XXL star’s personal trainer, 40-year-old Arin Babaian. The photo was captioned, “1st ever jump today! Thanks to very patient friends. I’m addicted. Thanks Arin and Steve,” and it got the attention of 75,000 followers in under three hours—the post has now racked up over 133,000 likes. Tatum even replied to a couple of incredibly lucky fans who showed some love (and concern) for the star’s stunt.
Tatum follow up the Instagram photo with a second post, this time a video of him and another rider in action doing two consecutive jumps. In the caption for the clip, the actor stressed that although it was fun, it was also “completely terrifying.” That being said, it’s good that Tatum is embracing his daredevil side, because it’ll likely serve him well for his latest project—the actor has secured the title role in the upcoming action film, Gambit.
Unfortunately however, it seems that the movie just can’t catch a break. A few days ago, the appointed director, Rupert Wyatt, dropped out of the project. The film is a highly demanded one by fans of the X-Men series, given the character’s growing legion of fans in the series.
Meanwhile, Tatum has previously shared that he has been excited about doing this movie ever since he was offered the part, as he always wanted to portray a superhero. His character, Gambit, can make anything explode by charging it with energy. It was previously played by Canadian Taylor Kitsch in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine alongside Hugh Jackman.
The film is slated for an October 7, 2016 release and production is expected to begin in the spring. Tatum is also co-producing, along with Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner. Meanwhile, Tatum is additionally working on The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino’s next film, which hits theaters in the U.S. this Christmas.