Who Might Be Playing Gambit In His Solo Movie?
3 Of 4 Is Channing Tatum Playing Gambit?
While speaking with MTV, Tatum revealed that he has met with X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner about possibly playing Gambit in an X-Men movie:
“I met with Lauren Schuler Donner. I would love—Gambit’s my 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.”
4 Of 4 Can Channing Pull This Off?
Tatum seemed enthused about the prospect of tackling the role, saying if everything works out down the line, he would be more than willing to sign on:
“I hope it does [come together]. You never know, it’s a weird industry. If the stars align, I would play it. I’m already working on the accent.”