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.

Will we see Channing in a superhero movie soon?

Will we see Channing in a superhero movie soon?

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.

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“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