Last year September we reported that Hollywood heart-throb Channing Tatum Would Love to Play Gambit In ‘X-Men’. Tatum’s dream of portraying the card-throwing superhero might come true if “X-Men” producer Lauren Shuler Donner can convince Fox to make the movie.
Speaking to Empireonline.com she said
“I’m dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum. That doesn’t have to be a great big movie. It’s a thief in New Orleans, it’s a whole different story. He’s on board, and I have to get the studio on board. How can anyone resist Channing? He’s such a sweetheart,”
We will have to wait and see how good Kitsch’s negotiation skills are. Fox will miss out on an awesome opportunity to bring to life one of the coolest characters in the Marvel universe. Hopefully Kitsch and Tatum will get a shot at making the pic!
Tatum’s enthusiasms to play Gambit makes it nearly impossible not be excited to see him take on the role. At a White House Down press conference last year, he said:
“I would like to play Gambit. Gambit’s my favourite. I’m from New Orleans, around that area. My dad’s from New Orleans, and I like to do a Cajun accent. I could do it for real.”
“No knock on Taylor Kitsch, though, ’cause I actually like his Gambit, but I’ve always lived around Cajun people. Gambit was always like the woman-loving, cigarette-smoking, drinking guy. He was the punk rock of all the superheroes. He’s a thief. He kind of rode the line.”
We can expect to Tatum in 22 Jump Street next, and he will also be appearing later this year in Jupiter Ascending and Foxcatcher.