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Posted by k4tzm4n (35458 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#1 Posted by TheAcidSkull (19700 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#2 Posted by Mr_Colossus (93 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by MrMazz (1170 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#4 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (13626 posts) - - Show Bio


#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (36902 posts) - - Show Bio

Shuler get a grip of your self woman.

#6 Edited by micah (4563 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#7 Edited by TheCoolestNerdd (21 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#8 Posted by judasnixon (7594 posts) - - Show Bio

#9 Posted by NobleWindWalker (1 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#10 Posted by frogdog (3715 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel pls

#11 Posted by The Average Bear (2128 posts) - - Show Bio


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

#12 Posted by darkbeam (2584 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope no way.

#13 Posted by whereismytardis (1 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#14 Posted by LCazT1996 (551 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Edited by GodOfMischief (650 posts) - - Show Bio


But seriously?

#16 Posted by danhimself (22752 posts) - - Show Bio

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 made...it's sad really when you compare the X-Franchise to the in house Marvel films

#17 Posted by judasnixon (7594 posts) - - Show Bio

#18 Edited by Cloakx14 (4290 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#19 Posted by ccraft (8450 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#20 Posted by Captain13 (3831 posts) - - Show Bio

He can do a pretty good Cajun accent.

#21 Posted by G-Man (19481 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#22 Posted by GraniteSoldier (9982 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#23 Posted by danhimself (22752 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: why is this in the Overlord forum?

#24 Posted by CRTrobinson (270 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#25 Edited by Oy_the_Billy_Bumbler (820 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#26 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#27 Posted by SynCig (797 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#28 Edited by Arinya (459 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#29 Posted by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha hahaha!

#30 Edited by The Stegman (27198 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#31 Edited by Lykida (189 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#32 Posted by AliC (1 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#33 Posted by Overlander (566 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#34 Edited by CheeseSticks (2636 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#35 Posted by Mucklefluga (2614 posts) - - Show Bio

Could be great.

#36 Posted by k4tzm4n (35458 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#37 Edited by cattlebattle (13677 posts) - - Show Bio

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 either....so why am I posting here you ask??

I don't know.

#38 Posted by blackcobalt (65 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#39 Posted by SoA (5580 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#40 Edited by desmond006 (602 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#41 Posted by AssertingValor (5781 posts) - - Show Bio

No, god no

#42 Posted by Dernman (16452 posts) - - Show Bio

He doesn't have the right stuff for Gambit.

#43 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (8898 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#44 Posted by KaliboooStew (71 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#45 Posted by buttersdaman000 (11257 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#46 Posted by TDK_1997 (15379 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#48 Posted by ravisher (700 posts) - - Show Bio

not a bad pick if you think about it

#50 Posted by cdw101 (293 posts) - - Show Bio

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!!!!!!