It should come as no surprise to hear that Channing Tatum has entered talks to portray one of the most fan favored comic book characters to not receive a big-screen movie to date. Tatum has been very verbal about his intentions to pursue the possibilities of playing the card-throwing superhero. Reports as far back as September last year reveal that Tatum wants to take on the role as the X-men’s anti-hero. “X-Men” producer Lauren Shuler Donner also mentioned that she will love to work with Tatum if she can convince Fox to make a Gambit solo movie. Tatum’s dream of portraying the card-throwing superhero might have received an early kick-start with Bryan Singer revealing in a recent interview that Gambit and Nightcrawler might be included in his upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse“ flick. In a new interview with MTV, the Hollywood heartthrob mentioned that he met with Donner to discuss his future which might include portraying Gambit.
The “21 Jump Street” star said the following about portraying the character:
“I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. 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.”
We recently had a discussion with some of our fellow geeks and it seems that the news of Tatum standing a change to take on the role as the Louisiana thief is not well received. We would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is set to be released on May 23 this year. ” X-Men: Apocalypse” will follow on May 27, 2016. “Wolverine 3″ is scheduled to hit theatres on March 3, 2017.
Also see: “X-Men: Apocalypse” Archive