Channing Tatum Has Met with FOX for GAMBIT Role

Reiterating that he'd love to play the New Orleans native mutant, MTV's Trailblazer Channing Tatum reveals he's taken a meeting with Fox's X-Men movies producer(s) for the role of Gambit. Check it out

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 4/15/2014


"I met with Lauren Shuler Donner," revealed Channing Tatum to MTV (via Slash Film"And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess from being down south – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know. I just related to him. He’s just kind of suave… He’s the most un X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men. Other than maybe Wolverine, who’s like the anti-hero. He’s a thief. He’s not even a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of grey…He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a moral center….I hope it [comes together]. You never know it’s a weird industry. If the stars align, I would die to play it. I’m already working on the accent. It’s crappy at the moment." Lauren Shuler Donner, producer on all the X-Men movies, has expressed interest in doing a Gambit movie wth Channing Tatum in the title role. So it's no huge surprise or major deal that the Magic Mike actor has met with the producer. However, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has expressed interest in using Gambit in the 2016 sequel X-Men: Apocalypse. What do you think?

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thebearjew - 4/15/2014, 10:49 AM
go way tatum you douche
BANEofExistence - 4/15/2014, 10:50 AM
Booo Taylor Kitsch was a great choice and did a fine job imo with the material given! Gambit is a slim built character and Tatum is to "broad" for Gambit imo
Gibman - 4/15/2014, 10:51 AM
, my favorite X-Men played by one of the few actors who's movies I actively avoid.
blvdnoise - 4/15/2014, 10:51 AM
No..........................................
DCSaysHailHydra - 4/15/2014, 10:51 AM
If Gambit shows up in X-Men: Apocalypse, the Hellfire Club need to return as well.
ezio619 - 4/15/2014, 10:52 AM
im gonna go ahead and say it...I LIKE CHANNING TATUM, he has proven himself as being a great comedic actor in 21 jump street and apprently he has a drama coming on called foxcatcher and he steals the show in that, he has improved as an actor alot imo
JoJo1982 - 4/15/2014, 10:52 AM
NO!!!

no!!!
NO!!!!
BatManiac - 4/15/2014, 10:54 AM
Well, he seems to be familiar with the character. I'm willing to give Tatum the benefit of the doubt, if he gets the role.
Destined - 4/15/2014, 10:54 AM
Oh God no...I like you Channing, but you are NOT Gambit and do not sound Cajun at all. Just all kinds of NO!
Reasonnnn - 4/15/2014, 10:54 AM
I'm down.

BEEFCAKE ULTRALOAD: MCAVOY, FASSBENDER, HAULT, HUGH JACKMAN, THE TATUM
TheDarkPassenger - 4/15/2014, 10:56 AM
No.
DukeAcureds - 4/15/2014, 10:56 AM
Aw, come on. Don't get me wrong, since watching 21 Jump Street (which may be the only thing I've seen the guy in)I frickin love the Tatum. But Gambit?
Fvcking no. Don't be fvcking stupid. No.
No.
Fox? No. No. Put Tatum down.
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/15/2014, 10:56 AM
I don't like him and I can't see him as Gambit.
BANEofExistence - 4/15/2014, 10:57 AM
Apocalypse

X-Men

- Professor X
- Beast
- Wolverine
- Gambit (Singer wants him and apparently theres talks)
- Nightcrawler (Singer wants him aswell)

Others?
- Young Cyclops hopefully!
- Young Jean
- Young Angel!

Brotherhood

- Magneto
- Mystique

- Quicksilver return?
- Toad return?
- Sabertooth (Liev) return?
Doopie - 4/15/2014, 10:58 AM
i like channing but not as remy
TheAbaryMan369 - 4/15/2014, 10:58 AM
Hell [frick]ing no
TheRationalNerd - 4/15/2014, 10:58 AM
I'm down for Taylor or Tatum to be honest. I could even hear some of Tatum's southern accent at the MTV Movie Awards the other night. I think that they can both do a pretty great job with the role.



ALegendaryPanda - 4/15/2014, 10:58 AM
Channing Tatum is a cool dude, but Gambit? I don't know, it could work.
DaVinci31 - 4/15/2014, 10:59 AM
If he slimmed down and became a good actor I might see it.
HypeMusheen - 4/15/2014, 10:59 AM
ur fulla shit Greg Jenko / Brad McQuaid
DCSaysHailHydra - 4/15/2014, 10:59 AM
BANEofExistence

X-Men: Apocalypse may be the first X-Men film to NOT feature Wolverine as it just makes sense. Wolverine should be off doing God knows what with Team X during the timeline for Apocalypse.
Iamthebluegoose - 4/15/2014, 11:00 AM
Lauren Shuler Donner just sees star power and dollar figures for a single film. The difference between her approach and Marvel's is that they see a much bigger picture, which usually results in a better film and more success. Gambit fans aren't going to care that Channing Tatum is in the role unless he pulls a Heath Ledger and owns it, and women aren't going to flock to cinemas just because he's a supporting character in an action movie.

Tatum would be OK, but Donner was a producer on Gambit's first appearance like three X movies ago. Not a good track record. They're just making stuff up as they go.
MexicanChinman - 4/15/2014, 11:02 AM
I am not a fan of his but I will give him a chance.
DaVinci31 - 4/15/2014, 11:02 AM
In there defense, Taylor Kitsch has become box-office poison.

Plus, you guys should be at least timidly optimistic because it kind of confirms the theory that Fox will be getting rid of most of their old cast.
cipher - 4/15/2014, 11:03 AM
Hehehe, YES!! I'll drink and smoke right on the set for as many takes as they want.

Let's go Fincher up in this bitch. I'm gonna get reeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaal f*cked up.
ReeferInferno - 4/15/2014, 11:03 AM
I'd be cool with this, never liked Kitsch.
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/15/2014, 11:04 AM
Gambit doesn't like this

LEEE777 - 4/15/2014, 11:04 AM


What was wrong with him???

WOLVERINE ORIGINS sucked bad but I liked him as GAMBIT?

If anything Tatum be better off over at WB for CAPTAIN ATOM or something :p

Zuriel - 4/15/2014, 11:05 AM
I watched She's the Man on television yesterday. HAHAHAHA
DaVinci31 - 4/15/2014, 11:06 AM
Pretty cool though that he has those relations to that part of the south.
JoJo1982 - 4/15/2014, 11:06 AM
@bane

Professor X
Wolverine
Young cyclops
Young jean grey
Young storm
Gambit
Nightcrawler
Beast

Apocalypse
Mr Sinister
Mystique
Toad
Sabretooth
Marauders


For xmen apocalypse
Iamthebluegoose - 4/15/2014, 11:06 AM
And I'm not a big fan of all the X-Men being so different in ages. If Gambit's like 30 in the 80's for X:A, he'll be pushing 60 when/if they ever get back to modern day. Anybody who appears as their young self in the 80's (Cyke, Jean, anybody else), unless they're toddlers, is going to be 40-50 in modern day.

Who's looking at the big picture in all this??? "The Geriatric X-Men"? Please let there be a reboot before they get back to the current decade. This decade-hopping is different and fun, but it doesn't much help with universe-building.
JoJo1982 - 4/15/2014, 11:07 AM
And magneto
Destined - 4/15/2014, 11:07 AM
@Lee I agree. If they want to bring in Tatum, who I feel would be a God awful Gambit, they might as well bring back Taylor. It's not his fault the movie sucked. I think he would be fine with a better script to work with.
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/15/2014, 11:07 AM
I want to see that guy as Gambit, he seems cool

Ramiel - 4/15/2014, 11:09 AM
I loved 21 Jump Street, but Tatum as Gambit? NO!
BatManiac - 4/15/2014, 11:10 AM
I love the fact that they doing period pieces, especially how they've integrated everything with actual history. I hope after Apocalypse, they stick around in the 80s/90s for a while.
JoJo1982 - 4/15/2014, 11:10 AM
Taylor was never a good gambit


Dude he just loses the accent as soon as he flew the plane in wolverine origins

TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 4/15/2014, 11:10 AM
He's a decent actor. But only in 1 genre, stupid dick joke comedies. He's a bumbling child. I've never been able to hear him deliver a line that wasn't mumbled or acted so stale, it makes soap opera actors look like... Well... Whatever is lower than soap opera actors. He's not Gambit. Gambit is suave, calm and has a certain sexualized presence to him that towers over everyone like an elephant in a room. He's James Bond meets Ethan Hunt. Picture that for a moment. Sean Connery meets Tom Cruise. That is not Tatum. Now Matt Bomer? Given his character in Blue Collar? Someone more along those lines needs to play Gambit. Hell, get Jared from Supernatural.

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