Channing Tataum Has Had A Meeting About Playing GAMBIT

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Gambit BannerA couple of months ago Channing Tatum let it be known that he would like to play Gambit in a movie. He had nothing but nice things to say about Taylor Kitsch’s portrayal of the character back in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but said that he think he could nail the role. Not only did he voice his desire for the role, but long time X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner also said that she would like to cast him in the role as well.

channing-tatum-premiere-white-house-down-01Now it seems as if the all the desire has turned into something tangible. Talking with MTV, Tatum said that he has had some conversation about playing the character. “I met with Lauren Schuler Donner. I would love-Gambit’s really only X-Men that I’ve ever loved.  I [mean] I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, [but] I don’t know I guess just being from down south, my dad’s from Louisiana and I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. I don’t know I just related to him.  He’s just kind of a suave; he’s the most un-X-Men X-Man who’s ever been in X-Men, other than maybe Wolverine.  He’s kind of like the anti-hero; he’s a thief.  He’s not even like a hero, he’s kind of walking the line of grey.  He loves women and drinking and smoking, he’s just a cool guy that happens to have a good moral center,” he explained.

It’s not quite known yet what Fox has in store for Gambit after the mess that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. However, there is a mutual interest by producers and Tatum to get the character going again. We’ll see if Tataum actually land the part, but he is confident the stars will align and says that he is, “already working on the accent.” For the latest on all things X-Men, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.
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