There have been rumors swirling about Channing Tatum being discussed to play Gambit in future X-Men movies and also a possible spin-off of some sorts, and it looks like those rumors are slowly becoming more true. Tatum announced in an interview that he has talked with producer Lauren Schuler Donner.
Not much was stated about the meeting, but Tatum seems to really have an interest in the role and hopes that everything can come together. He finds appeal in Gambit’s borderline heroic nature and how he still enjoys drinking and smoking but “happens to have a good moral center.”
Tatum has even gone as far as starting to work on an accent if everything does work out and he gets a chance at the role, which is honestly pretty cool. I’d love to see Gambit make an actual appearance in the X-Men films and this past week Bryan Singer brought up that he hopes to include the card-slinger and Nightcrawler into the Days of Future Past follow up, X-Men: Apocalypse, so maybe there is a chance for Tatum to get in on these movies.
Personally, I have been warming up to Tatum a lot and think he is more diverse than people give him credit for. He certainly looks like a superhero and I think he could pull off this role well, but we’ll just have to wait and see!