Channing Tatum Wants Gambit To Use Jedi Mind Tricks
OK, maybe I over did it on that title, but I’ll get to that in a bit. When it was revealed that Channing Tatum would be taking on the role of Gambit in upcoming X-Men films, the nerd world was instantly cut in half. Many thing he’s severely miscast and that Tatum doesn’t have the gravitas to pull off the Ragin’ Cajun. But there are others, myself included, that feel he’ll do fine with the role and am looking forward to seeing what he does. Regardless of how you or I feel, it’s happening, we’re just not sure when yet. There has been some talk that Gambit would make his next appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse, the Bryan Singer-helmed sequel to Days of Future Past. But according to Tatum, they’d like to have him appear in a solo film first, then move him to a team-centric film. So we’ll have to wait and see.
Now, on to that Jedi mind trick thing. Fans of the Gambit character are aware of the mutant’s powers of tapping into an inanimate object’s potential energy and converting that into kinetic energy that releases when said object- usually a playing card- comes in contact with a target, causing a small explosion. What a lot of folks don’t know is that Remy LeBeau also has impressive powers of hypnotic charm that allows him to coerce others into doing his bidding. In a way, similar to a Jedi mind trick, making you think or say things because Gambit wants you. Apparently, Channing Tatum wants to explore this power in more depth, and make it more a part of the character’s arsenal.
He has almost a Jedi mind-trick thing, that we’re going to try, that I want to try to put in , where he speaks patois. And like, and I’m going to have to learn patois, which is going to be really hard. But we’ll see.
I had to do some research on what patois (pronounced pah-twah) actually is. We know that Tatum can do a decent Cajun accent, and it’s pretty convincing. but patois is a different story as it is a creole accent, more heavy and very hard to understand. As he mentions in the video below (courtesy of Latino Review), which you can watch below, subtitles will need to be used for viewers to comprehend what the hell they just watched.
One thing I will give Tatum is that he has passion for the character and is quite excited to play the role. He’s asked about it in every interview he does now days, but because the project is in such an early phase of planning, there really isn’t much to reveal, so he’s not really able to give us much more than he has. He certainly has some good ideas for the character, but we’ll see how many of those ideas actually make it into the film.
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