Movie News: Channing Tatum Wants to Play Gambit

Written by Andrew Pollard Sunday, 15 September 2013

Movie News

One of the most effortlessly cool characters out there, Gambit has seen his cinematic screen time restricted to a relatively small part in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, where he was played by Taylor Kitsch. We’ve heard of no immediate plans to have the character feature in any of the upcoming X-films, but Channing Tatum has thrown his name out there if the role ever comes available.

Asked by /Film about what comic-book character he’d like to play, Tatum said, “I would love to play Gambit. Gambit’s my favourite. I’m from New Orleans, around that area. My dad’s from New Orleans, and I like to do a Cajun accent. I could do it for real. No knock on Taylor Kitsch, cause I actually like his Gambit, but I’ve always lived around Cajun people.”

He added, “Gambit was always like the woman-loving, cigarette-smoking, drinking guy. He was the punk rock of all the superheroes. He’s a thief. He kind of rode the line.”

Taylor Kitsch did a good job in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, and we’d be happy to see him return to the role. Similarly, Channing Tatum could also bring a lot to the character, and we’re intrigued to see his Cajun accent.

Either way, surely Gambit is just too smoothly cool of a character to keep away from the big screen for too long.

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