Diving into questions from the CBR Community, CityofAngels has a question about one of the most perennially popular mutants: “I’m really enjoying the trouble Gambit is getting himself into in “All New X-Factor.” But are their any plans for the character outside that book? It seems like he’s been on the outside of the X-Men for a while now.” Continue reading →
Channing Tatum is a Hollywood A-lister and what A-listers want, they usually get it. After expressing desire to take the role of the X-Men’s Gambit, Tatum has been given the greenlight and he already has ‘suggestions.’
Much of the development is still being ‘figured out’ but the key element here is the actor being very vocal of how he is involved in the planning stage.
Looks like 22 Jump Street star Channing Tatum is pretty excited about playing Gambit in the upcoming X-Men flick.
The actor spoke to The Latino Review about the preparation required for playing the mutant. According to him, getting every detail right including Gambit’s Cajun accent, is of immense significance.
“I would say we’re going to try to do something a little bit different,” says Tatum, of the raging Cajun.
“I don’t know how to exactly explain it just yet, but he’s a ‘character’ character. He’s got a serious Cajun accent. I don’t know if you’ve heard a Cajun accent but it’s – I mean, we’re going to have to have subtitles sometimes.
“He has almost a Jedi mind trick thing that I want to try put in where he speaks patois and so I’m going to have to learn patois [dialect] which is going to be hard. But, we’ll see,” he added.
Tatum definitely seems to be taking the role seriously. Even though a solo film on Gambit has not been announced as yet, fans are really looking forward to the edgy mutant in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
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by josh wigler 06/06/14
More and more, with each passing day, it looks likelier and likelier that Channing Tatum is the new Gambit.
The “22 Jump Street” actor has been connected to the role of the card-slinging mutant ever since last summer, when he first announced his interest in the role. Since then, “X-Men” producer Lauren Shuler Donner has gone on the record that Tatum is her man to play Gambit — it’s just a matter of making things official.
“Creatively, we’re starting to chug forward. Obviously there’s nothing [official],” Tatum told MTV News about where he stands with the Ragin’ Cajun. “There are only conversations and dreams right now, really.”
But the dreams are at an all-time high for Tatum, who looks likely to be the second big-screen Gambit; Taylor Kitsch was the first, playing the character in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” a movie that most people would like to forget, and one that was largely eradicated by “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
“I’ve been pretty vocal about wanting to be the part of Gambit for a very long time,” said Tatum. “It’s a weird, pinching-myself moment that we’re even having the conversation.”
Recent rumors have suggested that Tatum’s Gambit is part of the design of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the upcoming sequel to “Days of Future Past.” But that’s not what Tatum has in mind; he wants a full-on standalone “Gambit” movie before ever entering the proper “X-Men” equation.
“We’ve talked about it being a standalone, first, and actually trying to change the ‘hero, superhero movie.’ Because Gambit is not your typical hero. He’s a thief. He walks on the gray. I’m hoping we can change it a little bit, and then ultimately feather into the other ones.”
All of that is easier said than done, of course.
“The machine of the Marvel world is so ginormous that it’s literally like climbing a mountain, getting one of these movies made, and all of the pieces that go along with it,” Tatum added.