Channing Tatum Says He'd Like To "Change The Superhero Movie" With GAMBIT
Even though producer Lauren Shuler Donner seems pretty certain that she's found her new Gambit in Channing Tatum, the actor still hasn't officially signed on to play the role -- though while talking to MTV he admits that things are starting to "chug forward". Rumors suggested that should Tatum sign on, that he'd appear as Remy LeBeau in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, but it sounds as if the conversation has actually been leaning towards a solo outing for the card-charging mutant first.
Although the 22 Jump Street actor still hasn't been officially announced as taking the role of the 'Ragin Cajun' in Fox's X-Men Universe, he definitely has a lot of ideas about what he'd like to do with the character. He also suggests that we might see a solo movie before Apocalypse.
“I’ve been pretty vocal about wanting to be the part of Gambit for a very long time. It's a weird, pinching-myself moment that we're even having the conversation. We've talked about it being a standalone, first, and actually trying to change the ‘hero, superhero movie.’ Because Gambit is not your typical hero. He’s a thief. He walks on the gray. I’m hoping we can change it a little bit, and then ultimately feather into the other ones.”
That's all very well, but could Gambit sustain his own solo adventure? The character was pretty popular at one point, but over the years many fans began to consider him a bit of a one-trick pony. Still, I guess it's all about how he's presented on screen. Do you guys think Tatum is right for the role? Is Gambit the character to "change the superhero movie" landscape? Sound off below.
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