Channing Tatum Talks Learning GAMBIT's Cajun Accent; Jedi-Mind Tricks

While promoting 22 Jump Street, star Channing Tatum, who is expected to play the Ragin' Cajun Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse took a few seconds to touch on Gambit's trademark Cajun accent. Come check out what he has to say and why he likens it to a Jedi mind trick.

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By KingPatel - 6/9/2014

 
While promoting his film, 22 Jump Street, star Channing Tatum took a minute to speak with Latino Review about his upcoming role as Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse and possibly a standalone film. While not revealing any further details about the status of his contract negotiations, he does touch on learning Gambit's trademark Cajun accent. He promises to have a serious Cajun accent, and hopes to incorporate a creole patois, which he likens to a "Jedi mind trick" and says might require subtitles. Check him out in the video below:



X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27, 2016.


Source: Latino Review
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Enphlieuwince - 6/9/2014, 8:00 PM
Good luck. I salute any actor that can pull off a believable accent well.
Jollem - 6/9/2014, 8:01 PM
dio - 6/9/2014, 8:01 PM
Hell yeah! Actor input.Shit, give him a lightsaber and a batmobile. ; )
AlexanderLykins - 6/9/2014, 8:03 PM
*Sigh*
TheRealRemyLebeau - 6/9/2014, 8:06 PM
Chubby face fake ass Gambit.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 6/9/2014, 8:08 PM
Someone sabotage this potential film. And F Laura Shuler-Donner.
PunkRockJesus - 6/9/2014, 8:12 PM
I dunno man, the more I think about it, i'm really pumped to see how he does with the role!
BatmanTheGawd - 6/9/2014, 8:12 PM
Niceeeee
TheRationalNerd - 6/9/2014, 8:12 PM
Loving how willing he is to dive into the characters shoes! I'm all in for Tatum as Gambit.
Jollem - 6/9/2014, 8:12 PM
@TheRealChanningTatum - you don't even wanna see anything of the actual movie before poopin' on it?
Nomis - 6/9/2014, 8:14 PM
This is going to be bad. I'm talking "Catwoman" bad.
thewonderer - 6/9/2014, 8:14 PM
People are so blinded by hate that they can't see that Tatum looks exactly like the character and loves him so much.

The dude is a good actor in the hands of a good director.

Maybe they can convince Phil Lord and Chris Miller or even Edgar Wright! to come on board Gambit.
Pending - 6/9/2014, 8:14 PM
I can't see him as Gambit but I do admire his enthusiasm.
GL - 6/9/2014, 8:15 PM
I hated this casting at first, but the more I look at him the more he looks like Gambit to me. Hope he does well.
RetroFit - 6/9/2014, 8:15 PM
[frick] off Tater Tots. Go ruin a different movie ya dough face.
MrFridayNights - 6/9/2014, 8:15 PM
It seems that Tatum is a huge Gambit fan
GL - 6/9/2014, 8:15 PM
You guys think he's gonna be a total reboot of the character or he's the same one from Origins just with a different face?
RobtimusPrime - 6/9/2014, 8:15 PM
I hope this rocks.

Like how he talks about going ham with the accent.

Unfortunately I don't think, Gambit can hold down a franchise by himself. And I don't trust, Fox for shit.
mctrinket - 6/9/2014, 8:16 PM
Gambit sucks as a character. I'm stunned anyone thinks he could sustain an entire film. This will indeed be another Catwoman.
Neek2086 - 6/9/2014, 8:16 PM
He better have his red and black eyes and that exact same outfit that is in that picture beside his.. Why? Cuz it really shouldn't be that hard to translate on film
typicalfanboy - 6/9/2014, 8:16 PM
no.no.no.no.no. why couldn't they cast a wrestler or stephen dorff??!!! he's gambit, not this channel taintum guy. why are they doing this to me personally?
Highflyer - 6/9/2014, 8:17 PM
I'm actually cool with him as gambit.
Super12 - 6/9/2014, 8:17 PM
I think he's gonna rock it. Look forward to it!
blackandyellow - 6/9/2014, 8:18 PM
Shitty characters deserve shitty actors. Tatum is perfect.
RetroFit - 6/9/2014, 8:19 PM
RobtimusPrime - 6/9/2014, 8:20 PM
"This will be another Catwoman"

God I hope not! But I can see it being another, Green Lantern. Meaning it will flirt with being watchable.
Highflyer - 6/9/2014, 8:21 PM
He seems really into the character.
PunkRockJesus - 6/9/2014, 8:23 PM
LULZ @ Jollem "TheRealChanningTatum" BAHAHAHAHAHA Owned!
TheWolverine08 - 6/9/2014, 8:24 PM
Like with most comic book castings comic fans jump to extreme conclusions about, I'll just wait and see.
blackandyellow - 6/9/2014, 8:24 PM
Haha batz, I think he's actually a cool dude but he's just not a good actor.
TheRationalNerd - 6/9/2014, 8:25 PM
@GL

I hunk it's going to be a reboot of the character. It seems like they're ignoring everything from Origins. Seeing that Singer wanted to introduce Gambit in X3 really has me excited to see how his version if the character will play a role in Apocalypse. I don't know why, but I have a feeling that the Gambit in Apocalypse might either be one of Apocalypse's horsemen or he'll probably be more like the anti hero we saw from the "Wolverine and the X-Men" cartoon.
TheRationalNerd - 6/9/2014, 8:25 PM
*I think*
RobtimusPrime - 6/9/2014, 8:27 PM
A character, Fox can actually put leather on.

He'll probably rock a one piece leotard with a sleeveless vest. sigh.
TheRationalNerd - 6/9/2014, 8:28 PM
Neek2086

He better have his red and black eyes and that exact same outfit that is in that picture beside his.. Why? Cuz it really shouldn't be that hard to translate on film.


^^^STRONGLY AGREED^^^
Ranger14 - 6/9/2014, 8:29 PM
"I salute any actor that can pull off a believable accent well."

Well, the only people who will know if he is truly successful with it are the true cajuns in that part of Louisiana and those familiar with the accent. The less legible he speaks the better. lol

My challenge is that he is one of those actors that just annoys me and I don't think he is that great of actor. Looks are secondary in this case. He will need to trim up to look the part though. He certainly doesn't look like Gambit in that video.
batz11 - 6/9/2014, 8:30 PM
Nom, there were a couple things I really liked about Catwoman ;P
Nomis - 6/9/2014, 8:34 PM
@ batz11 - LOL!!!!

Sorry Batz even with Halle's skin tight,scandalous cat suit that movie was way too..."Fabulous"!
RobtimusPrime - 6/9/2014, 8:36 PM
@ batz11

Only two good things about Catwoman.

Wow Halle Berry has played 2 of the top 10 female comics characters, both times a f*cking trainwreck! Shame....
batz11 - 6/9/2014, 8:37 PM
Ha, ha...it was amazing in all aspects...
TheRealRemyLebeau - 6/9/2014, 8:38 PM
@jollem/gollum/smeagal go brush your teeth and I may think about not not shitting on this fat face gambit. ;)
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