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WATCH: Channing Tatum says he’s met with X-Men producer about playing Gambit

April 15th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr 1 Comment

Channing Tatum got a bit of a attention last September when out of nowhere he admitted to wanting to play the X-Men character Gambit, and now it seems that might actually be happening. Speaking with MTV, Tatum confirmed that he has met with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner.

Shuler Donner has previously said about a Gambit movie:

“I’m dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum.”

The rest of her quote and Channing’s original video interview can be found here.

This is what he revealed this time:

“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 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 a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of grey…He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a moral center….I hope it [comes together]. 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.”

What do you think?

The Gambit question is at the 4:23 mark.

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