Teasing spin-offs like Magneto, Mystique and Gambit, X-Men producer Laura Shuler Donner loves the thought of actor Channing Tatum as Gambit. She loves it so much the 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike star has confirmed he's had a meeting for the role.
"I met with Lauren Shuler Donner," Tatum says to MTV. "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."
Get ready X-Men fans because it is starting to sound like movie theaters will get a lot more mutants on the big screen very soon!
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