A while back, a rumor started to float around that Channing Tatum could get in on the whole Marvel scene when he stated in an interview that he wanted to play the character Gambit. We all pleasantly pondered this idea but didn’t think much of it.
Then X-Men ays of Future Past producer Shuler Donner revealed in a recent interview that she is totally on board with Tatum playing Gambit and want to make it happen. Her quotes appeared in Empire’s recently published X-Men themed issue:
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.
It’s one thing for an actor to say they want to play a role but the game changes when a producer in charge of a major franchise gets onboard with the idea.
This doesn’t mean we’re going to for sure see a Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum, but the chances of it happening just increased significantly.
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