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Channing Tatum Wants to Play Gambit in Next 'X-Men' Movie!

Channing Tatum Wants to Play Gambit in Next 'X-Men' Movie!

Channing Tatum jams out to music on his headphones while making his way through LAX Airport on Wednesday (April 16) in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old actor recently opened up about wanting to play his favorite X-Men character Gambit in an upcoming film for the franchise.

“Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved,” Channing said backstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards (via THR). “I mean, I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess just being from down South — my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida — I don’t know, I just related to him.”

“I would die to play it. I’m already working on the accent. It’s crappy at the moment,” Channing added. “He’s the most un-X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men, other than maybe Wolverine, who’s like the antihero. 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.”

FYI: Channing is wearing BiGR Audio headphones.

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7 Comments

# 1

i’m sure he’d be wonderful, but why wouldn’t taylor kitsch resume the role?! he was perfect as remy!

# 2
undecided @ 04/17/2014 at 5:55 pm

No – please God no. Nothing against the actor but no

# 3

God no Channing Tatum. Don’t ruin my favourite x-man for me.

# 4

I LOVE that he loves and wants to play Gambit! However, I can’t see it. He is a bit older than how I would like to see Remy, and quite a bit heavier too. Perhaps if he managed to get much leaner (think Brad Pitt in fight club kind of build) and grew out his hair and lightened it, MAYBE, but idk. I liked Kitch in the role, but that was with the FOX studio franchises which suck. The first 2 X-men movies were Okay at best, the rest suck, and Days of Future Past looks really rank, and I say this as an X-men fan, I have zero interest in the upcoming film by the pery Singer. I really want the X-men and Gambit done right, and the only studio that can do them justice is Marvel, loved the Avengers, Capt America, Thor, Iron Man etc..

# 5

He should not play Gambit!!!! God plz dnt let that happen……watching d animated series since childhood……nvr realy relatd 2 any other superhero other than the X-Men n what the movies did with the characters of Rogue, Storm n Cyclops is unforgivable n nw they want 2 mess up Gambit too…….Tatum is sooooo…. wrong 2 play Gambit…..

# 6

He doesnt hav 1/10th the charm of Gambit. Not a really good actor either so I doubt he could pull it off……he doesnt even look mysterious or mischievous…..he jus looks BLAND…..

# 7

Poster 2, 3, 5 & 6 ….ha ha guess you’ll just have to put it in your pipe and smoke it #wompwomp

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