Channing Tatum revealed in an interview with Total Film that he would love to play Gambit, who was played by Taylor Kitsch in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.
“I would like to play Gambit. Gambit’s my favorite. 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.”
He continues to express his desire to be a superhero character, whilst sitting with his “White House Down” co-star Jamie Foxx:
“I would love do anything with Jamie, one; two, I haven’t really had many superhero movies.”
The “22 Jump Street” star will be voicing Lego Superman in “The Lego Movie” due next year, which will also have Will Arnett (Batman), Jonah Hill (Green Lantern), and Cobie Smulders (Wonder Woman).