In case the sexy Channing Tatum didn’t have enough on his plate, he mentioned in an interview at the MTV Movie Awards that he is in talks to take over the role of the mutant Gambit (previously played by Taylor Kitsch in ‘X-Men: Wolverine’) in the upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ movie. Tatum won the Trailblazer Award at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, which he attended with his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
While nothing is confirmed just yet, Tatum confessed that he’d be totally on board to play the character.
“If the stars align I would play it. I’m already working on the accent,” he joked.
Earlier in the interview he revealed that, because of his Southern background, he’s always felt a connection with the character Gambit. He also thinks Gambit’s moral ambiguity sets him apart from the rest of the X-Men. “He’s a thief, he’s not even, like, a hero,” Tatum said. “He’s walking the line of gray.”
Back in January, Shuler Donner revealed to film magazine Empire that she’d be totally on board with a standalone Gambit movie featuring Tatum.
“I’m dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum,” she said. “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.”
He certainly does seem like a sweetheart. Or at least good eye candy anyway.
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