Thursday, January 30, 2014

Channing Tatum to play Gambit in a stand alone flick? 

It must be X-Men week or something because first we looked at X-Men: Days Of Future Past in the post before this one, and now we're hearing news about Channing Tatum as Gambit? This news came about when X-Men movie producer Lauren Shuler teased that she has none other than Channing Tatum in to play Gambit in a movie presumably set within the newly expanded X-Men universe. When asked about a stand alone Gambit film, Shuler only had this to say:
“I’m dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum. 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.”
We have to remember though, Tatum has gone on record to say that he'd love to play Gambit [see his quote on it below] so it makes sense that Shuler would listen, especially now with everything X-Men coming out so soon, starting with X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Personally, I feel that this could work, since Channing Tatum is from New Orleans, so it only makes sense that he'd play everyone's favorite Cajun Thief!
“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 [who played the character in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'], 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.”
The only real question I have is if this is happening, are we getting a more "modernized" costume, or are we getting the one from the comics; like the one in the picture above? I'm on the fence, about which one I want to see, but I guess time will tell. Which one would you want to see on the big screen? There isn't exactly a release date for this Gambit film either, considering Days Of Future Past hits theaters this summer, then X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse arrives in later in 2016; there's also still films such as X-Force and other projects [like Deadpool] are still on the boards, so if Fox Films goes ahead and follows Marvel's movie model to release to multiple films per year in the X Universe, then this would technically make it depend on when Channing is available? [he is packed this year with Jupiter Ascending, the new film from The Wachowskis, the guys responsible for the ever so hardcore Matrix series!]

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