Jamie Foxx Seems To Confirm The Sinister Six: Plus Channing Tatum Wants To Be Gambit
Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum are still out and about selling White House Down to our friends across the pond. It was during a chat for that film that Jamie Foxx dropped a spoiler or two about his next film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. These are things we had pretty well pieced together, but they do seem to officially confirm some things you might not want to know until you’re watching the movie unfold on the big screen next year. If you want to back out now, we understand. Keep going if you want to read some comments that will probably get Foxx in trouble. Channing Tatum also reveals that he’d like to take a shot at playing Gambit on the big screen.
Foxx did not hold back when he was asked if he would be interested in coming back to the world of Spider-Man as a member of the Sinister Six. The actor has been pretty excited about his role as Max Dillon/Electro since it was first announced, and it seems his enthusiasm is still getting the better of him. Not only does he confirm the Sinister Six talks, he also hints at the fate of Electro in the film. Without a second of hesitation, Foxx says:
Yes. They actually talked about the Sinister Six, so fingers crossed. When you think about it electricity never dies, it just goes to a different place. [wink]
So while it may look like Electro‘s life may appear to be snuffed out in the finale, he probably just zapped himself to another place. I’m sure we’ll see plenty of hints toward that if Marc Webb and company really are seeding the Sinister Six for Spider-Man 3 and 4.
Probably most interesting of all, Channing Tatum reveals that he would love to play Gambit in an X-Men film. When asked if he’d like to join the Sinister Six with Foxx, he said he would love to do something else with Jamie but he’d much rather be Gambit:
Yeah, hey man I would do anything with Jamie. I haven’t really had much superhero movie…there’s a lot of them. I would like to play Gambit. Gambit is my favorite. I’m from New Orleans, around that area. My dad is from Orleans. I’d like to do the Cajun accent. No knock on Taylor Kitsch’s Gambit, but I’ve always lived in and around the Cajun people and I would have liked to have seen a little bit…Gambit was always like the woman loving, cigarette smoking, drinking…you know he was the punk rock of all the superheroes.
Channing Tatum would definitely be an interesting choice for the X-Men‘s ragin’ Cajun. He seems to be popping up in a lot of movies lately, so it’s only a matter of time before he makes it into a comic book movie. He was actually supposed to be Gambit in X3, but when Bryan Singer left the project so did any chances of Tatum getting the role. That’s one of the more interesting “what if” stories in comic book casting. What do you think Tatum‘s chances of playing the card-slinging mutant are? Is that even something you would want to see?
Source : Total Film via Bleeding Cool