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X-Men Producer Wants a Gambit Movie Starring Channing Tatum

And she says the '21 Jump Street' actor is definitely interested.

While doing press interviews for White House Down, Channing Tatum said he loves Gambit and can even pull off the ragin' cajun's signature accent because he's from the New Orleans area. Well, it looks like Tatum could have the opportunity to step into the X-Man's boots. In Empire's X-Men: Days of Future Past issue, X-Men produce Lauren Shuler Donner says she's pushing for Channing Tatum to star in a movie all about Remy LeBeau and now it's just a matter of convincing the studio.

"I'm dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum," Shuler Donner reveals. "That doesn't have to be a great big movie. It's a thief in New Orleans, it's a whole different story. He's on board, and I have to get the studio on board. How can anyone resist Channing? He's such a sweetheart."

Viners, if this does pan out, do you think Channing Tatum would be a good choice for the famous X-Man or would you rather see Taylor Kitsch reprise the role? Get your elaboration on below.

Source: Empire

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

I....well....No comment.

Posted by Mr_Colossus

Hmm interested to see Gambit on the big screen again, but Channing Tatum gives me some reservations.

Posted by MrMazz

Now I am as big a fan of Channing Tatum as anyone but I just don't think Tatum is right for the role. He's to much of a pretty boy not enough rapscallion bad boy.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee


Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Shuler get a grip of your self woman.

Edited by micah

He could play the Hell out of Gambit, please do it!!!!!!

Edited by TheCoolestNerdd

I'm neutral, I'll wait till I see him in character if it does happen

Posted by judasnixon

Posted by NobleWindWalker

FINALLY! I've been talking about this for years. If Tatum can pull off the Cajun accent and mannerisms then I'll definitely give it a watch.

Posted by frogdog

Marvel pls

Posted by The Average Bear


FINALLY! I've been talking about this for years. If Tatum can pull off the Cajun accent and mannerisms then I'll definitely give it a watch.

He would need acting skills to be able to do this. And he has none

Posted by darkbeam

Nope no way.

Posted by whereismytardis

I was never a real fan of Tatum, but after watching 21 Jumpstreet and everything after that I think he could pull it off.

Posted by LCazT1996
Edited by GodOfMischief


But seriously?

Posted by danhimself

I don't have a problem with Tatum...I seem to be the only one I know who enjoyed White House Down (it's like a good Die Hard sequel) and I think he's great at comedic roles but I don't think that he would be the right actor to play Gambit

this is actually one of the big reasons that I have a problem with Fox still having the rights to the X-Franchise....if you look back at all of the movies that they've made and look at the characterizations that they've brought to the films then you'll start to see that the writers and directors that they've gotten to do these movies either really really don't get the characters at all or that they're only in it for the money and don't give a sh!t about the characters....they've completely butchered characters like Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Psylocke, Colossus, Deadpool, Juggernaut, and a ton of others that they've simply shoehorned into the many movies that they've's sad really when you compare the X-Franchise to the in house Marvel films

Posted by judasnixon

Edited by Cloakx14

His acting doesn't really impress me. I 'd rather see Timothy Olyphant from justified play gambit than Channing Tatum.

Posted by ccraft

I wouldn't want to see a Gambit movie unless it peaked my interest, Channing Tatum looks like a good fit for the role.

Posted by Captain13

He can do a pretty good Cajun accent.

Posted by G-Man

I heard he has a bar down in New Orleans he hangs out in from time to time. I'd be on board with seeing him do a screen test.

Posted by GraniteSoldier

I haven't been a big fan of the X-Men movies overall personally, but I had reservations about Hugh Jackman being Wolverine and hes down a pretty good job so I say give him a chance I guess you could be pleasantly surprised.

Posted by danhimself

@g_man: why is this in the Overlord forum?

Posted by CRTrobinson

Donner has been the absolute worst since day one. She is the real villain at fox that keeps regurgitating the same crap into movie after movie. At least singer was only involved in the original two, Donner however has been a part of every single crap x-men film yet.

Edited by Oy_the_Billy_Bumbler

I don't see why Tatum couldn't do this. Just because he's done pretty boy movies doesn't mean that's all he can do. Heath Ledger was labeled a pretty boy actor before he did Joker. Tatum's acting has gotten a lot better in recent years too.

Posted by Dark_Guyver

He would be pretty good for the role. He definitely has the acting chops to pull it off.

Posted by SynCig

I would love to see a Gambit movie but Idk about Tatum. I like him but I just don't see him pulling that off. At the very least, I'd give it a chance.

Edited by Arinya

He would be pretty good for the role. He definitely has the acting chops to pull it off.

Really? I kinda feel like he only has one face and can't really act beyond. Then again I think I've only seen one or two movies of with him in it and was not impressed.

Posted by lifeboy

Haha hahaha!

Edited by The Stegman

You put Gambit in X Men Origins and it didn't end well,

so a solo film might surely fail,

It if it's good, then Gambit will become a star

and take this X-men's legacy very far

and then boom

I'll Channing all over his Tatum.

Edited by Lykida

THIS. Channing Tatum has as much charm as a brick. And he also acts like one.

Posted by AliC

Why are you all hating on Tatum he can pull it off

Posted by Overlander

Gambit has no business in the movies. Not a fan...and it's nothing against Tatum.

Edited by CheeseSticks

Cannot be worse than Ben Affleck as Batman.. oh wait.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Could be great.

Posted by k4tzm4n

Cannot be worse than Ben Affleck as Batman.. oh wait.

Edited by cattlebattle

I never understood the infatuation with Gambit, his character is nonsensical on almost every level. With that said, I don't really care about Tatum why am I posting here you ask??

I don't know.

Posted by blackcobalt

I would totally see a Gambit movie, and don't know enough about Tatum to have an opinion about him one way or another. The only thing is that I refuse to pay to see another X-Men movie by Fox.

Posted by SoA

so is it safe to say the wolverine movies never happened?

Edited by desmond006

I don't like the idea of Tatum as gambit but I wont say he would be horrible at it. Basicallythere are other actors I would prefer to see play gambit. In my opinion Tatum's acting skills are all over the place.

Posted by AssertingValor

No, god no

Posted by Dernman

He doesn't have the right stuff for Gambit.

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

I would be fine with this. It would be hit in the box office because of him.

Posted by KaliboooStew

Yeah they might as well go for it. My X-Men reading friends tell me that Gambit hasn't been cool since the 90s, so they might as well risk it and if it sucks... nothing lost.

Posted by buttersdaman000

A solo film with Gambit? Nehhhh. I like channing tatum and all but I just don't see this movie doing well at all

Posted by TDK_1997

I love Chaning but he is the worst cast for Gambit ever!

Posted by ravisher

not a bad pick if you think about it

Posted by cdw101

Mon dieu, c'est terrible!!!!!!! a big no from me and im a massive remy le beau fan! get me josh Holloway from Lost to play him then id be interested, tatum cant act!!!!!!

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