It looks like Channing Tatum wants to jump into the superhero movie game, and he’s already got the character picked out; Gambit. According to the White House Down actor, he’s been wanting to do a superhero movie, and he thinks he’d be perfect in the role of the Cajun X-Man.
I would like to play Gambit. Gambit’s my favorite. 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, though, ’cause I actually like his Gambit, but I’ve always lived around Cajun people. […] 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.
It seems unlikely that Fox would bring Tatum in to take over the character in a future X-Men movie, but it’s out there now. Considering the X-Men Origins: Wolverine version of Gambit was pretty lackluster, coupled with the character’s popularity, it’s not the most farfetched idea out there, but we’ll have to wait and see if anything comes of it. So, Nerd Bastard readers, is this something you’d like to see?