Channing Tatum confirms meet about X-Men spin-off, Gambit

News Simon Brew
16 Apr 2014 - 06:47
Gambit - crowded out by Wolverine in the original X-Men but soon to make his own splash in movies

Channing Tatum's interest in playing Gambit is no surprise. That he's had a meeting about playing the role in the X-Men spin-off, though...

Just days after one of the producers of the assorted X-Men films -Laura Shuler Donner - revealed that individual spin-off movies were now actively being pursued by 20th Century Fox, the identity of one of them potentially becomes clearer.

Shuler Donner had said that Gambit was one of the potential spin-offs that were being looked at, and at the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend, it turns out that Channing Tatum restated his interest in the role. In fact, more than that, he revealed he's already met Shuler Donner about it.

Chatting to MTV, Tatum said that "I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. 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 added that "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".

It might just be that Gambit is a little further down the road than first thought, at least by the sounds of things.

Channing Tatum for Gambit, then? It sounds like he might be in pole position...


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