Magic Mike and 21/22 Jump Street star Channing Tatum could be in line to take up the role of X-Man Gambit in the future, according to the actor himself. It appears that both the studio and Tatum took the opportunity of last weekend's MTV Movie Awards to sit down and have a chat about the possibility of the star taking up a major role in future X-Men movies, with the actor giving some details on the meeting:
I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. 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 inX-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.
Tatum has been doing some pretty fine work of late, proving he's more than your typical Hollywood prettyboy, so this is definitely one we'd like to see happen!