Channing Tatum Met With FOX Producers For Gambit Role

April 16, 20140 Comments

X-Men’s Gambit is a character that comic book fans have wanted to see on the big screen for some time now. Taylor Kitsch played the character very briefly in the mediocre X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but we want to see Gambit really featured in an X-Men film or get his own solo project.

Well, it looks like we won’t have to wait too long because X-Men movie producer Lauren Shuler Donner has expressed interest in doing a Gambit movie… with Channing Tatum. However, is Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike) the best man for the role?

“I met with Lauren Shuler Donner,” revealed Channing Tatum to MTV (via Slash Film“And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess from being down south – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know. I just related to him. He’s just kind of suave… He’s the most un X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men. Other than maybe Wolverine, who’s like the anti-hero. He’s a thief. He’s not even a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of grey…He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a moral center….I hope it [comes together]. You never know it’s a weird industry. If the stars align, I would die to play it. I’m already working on the accent. It’s crappy at the moment.” 

Do you think Tatum is a good choice, or would you rather see somebody else play the Ragin’ Cajun?

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