Looks like Channing Tatum is one tep closer to being Gambit. We all know in the past he said he would love to play Gambit, and even more recently X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner said, “I’m dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum”.
He recently said to MTV,
“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 just being 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, like, a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of gray. … He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff, so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a good moral center …I hope it ….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.”