Channing Tatum "Dying" To Play GAMBIT; Negotiations On 1-YD Line

Channing Tatum "Dying" To Play GAMBIT; Negotiations On 1-YD Line

X-Men: Days of Future Past hasn't even been released yet, but its sequel X-Men: Apocalypse is already making headlines. In an interview with THR, Channing Tatum talks Gambit and reveals that while he hasn't officially signed on yet, he should be doing so shortly. Check it out!

A few weeks ago news broke that Jupiter Ascending star Channing Tatum would star as the Ragin' Cajun Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse and possibly in a future solo film. It was assumed that after producer Lauren Shuler Donner broke the news herself that his casting was official, but that might not be the case. It doesn't seem to be something to worry about though, with Tatum describing talks as being on the 1-yd line. We should expect something more definitive when X-Men: Apocalypse goes into pre-production later this year. Check out what he has to say about the role in the video below and catch THR's full coverage by clicking HERE.

"I hope to be joining -- everything's not done yet," he told THR on May 19. "I've obviously been in talks, and we're on the one yard line," he added.

"I'm always afraid of being like, 'Yes it's totally happening' and then it doesn't happen."

"I'm dying to do it," he said, of the sequel, which would follow the latest film X-Men: Days of Future Past, hitting theaters May 23.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits theaters on May 23, 2014.
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Filed Under "X-Men" 5/22/2014 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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DrDoom - 5/22/2014, 10:10 AM
I thought it was already confirmed by the studio?
Starfox - 5/22/2014, 10:12 AM
i think he will do a fantastic Job.
Chcl - 5/22/2014, 10:13 AM
I hate channing tatum and the fox's movies about X-men's. They are so confused and the temporal chronology is a mess.
WombRaider - 5/22/2014, 10:16 AM
the giant potato with eyes that collapse in on themselves!
Mrcool210 - 5/22/2014, 10:17 AM
What was so wrong with taylor kitsch? he was one of the things people like about borgins
charlie2094 - 5/22/2014, 10:19 AM
Thought it was pretty much confirmed?

Guess it's not quite official yet then, just really close to being so.

After Days of Future Past, excited to see where they go with the franchise. Don't think Tatum's a bad choice for Gambit
SpiderFraud - 5/22/2014, 10:20 AM
Why do people hate Tatum? He seems cool and he is a alright actor.
Mrsinister - 5/22/2014, 10:21 AM
Eh. I prefer Taylor Kitsh
TheGambitFreak - 5/22/2014, 10:21 AM
Haven't really voiced my opinion on this. Hate it.
Gusto - 5/22/2014, 10:22 AM

Mrsinister - 5/22/2014, 10:22 AM
I don't like that they have had so many actors play characters. How many actors have played striker? Fox will go down in history as a joke in the comic world
wcavenger - 5/22/2014, 10:24 AM
I'm willing to give Tatum a shot. Bingbing confirmed she's reprising her role as Blink in X-Men: Apocalypse.
blackandyellow - 5/22/2014, 10:24 AM
Tatum as Gambit and Efron as Daredevil would make a great team-up movie. Let's make it happen Fox and Disney.
pointman - 5/22/2014, 10:26 AM
My sentiments exactly
Ramiel - 5/22/2014, 10:27 AM
Hulk smash!
cipher - 5/22/2014, 10:28 AM
Honestly, I don't feel very strongly about this one way or the other. I'm just.. apathetic.
cipher - 5/22/2014, 10:29 AM
Then again, that's my reaction to a lot of shit, so yeah.
Gusto - 5/22/2014, 10:30 AM

Ah...I never really cared about Gambit anyway.

blackandyellow - 5/22/2014, 10:31 AM
DarthCMPunk - 5/22/2014, 10:32 AM
I'm surprised there hasn't been more Apocalypse fan casting then there has been
GA15 - 5/22/2014, 10:32 AM
to tatum and efron
JillyMcBeam - 5/22/2014, 10:34 AM
BlackIceJoe - 5/22/2014, 10:36 AM
So Taylor Kitsh could still come back. That is cool news. I know his last few movies have failed but he did a great job in Lone Survivor. So he isn't the problem it just is people didn't want to see those films.
BlackIceJoe - 5/22/2014, 10:38 AM
cipher - 5/22/2014, 10:39 AM
Haha, "Gambit looks like he knows his way around a pair of.."
Gusto - 5/22/2014, 10:40 AM
Godamn...Jilly's avatar creeps the bejesus outta me.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/22/2014, 10:47 AM
that's a shame
DrunkenNukem - 5/22/2014, 10:49 AM
wao..another X-men to be disminished so that Wolverine can be the main centre of the film..

grif - 5/22/2014, 10:51 AM
negotiations?lol. i bet they are waiting to see how jupiter ascending and 22 jumpstreet pan out.
JillyMcBeam - 5/22/2014, 10:52 AM
Here Gusto, something to help you calm down.

Shroombeast - 5/22/2014, 10:53 AM
He really seems to want this. Good for him, I'm all for it.
GETjiggy - 5/22/2014, 10:53 AM
he can't even do accents on his films..........a Definite NO
McGee - 5/22/2014, 10:53 AM
I'm happy for him. He's a big enough name that he didn't have to spend the night with Singer and lose his ability to hear his own farts.
nibs - 5/22/2014, 10:55 AM
LOL @ movie studios:
"We have a character and an actor! Let's green-light this!"
pintoman - 5/22/2014, 10:56 AM
I'm not going to pay for a Gambit movie anyway, it's just a minor character, and also not a fan of Tatum. His neck is huge man.
sKeemAn - 5/22/2014, 10:56 AM
I really like Gambit. I really do not like Tatum as an actor. I would choose someone different but when he gets the role, I hope and pray he does it justice. Kitsch was great as Gambit.
GETjiggy - 5/22/2014, 10:56 AM
singer will do it in a heartbeat
JillyMcBeam - 5/22/2014, 10:57 AM
@McGee, somewhere in Detroit, Gusto and his partner are laughing at that.

NovaCorpsFan - 5/22/2014, 10:57 AM
I think he'll be alright. Only thing I liked about Kitsch was that dialogue exchange.

"Are you Remy LeBeau?"
*Gambit stops doing card tricks*
"Do I owe you money?"
*Taking off his hat and leaning forward*
"Then Remy LeBeau I am!"
Berserker187 - 5/22/2014, 10:57 AM
Damm they need to fumble the ball.
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