'X-Men' Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Says Channing Tatum Is "On Board" For A 'Gambit' Movie

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 30, 2014 10:40 AM
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The last time we heard anything about a standalone "Gambit" movie was circa "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," when Taylor Kitsch briefly popped up in the role. But the movie flopped and everyone likes to forget it happened, but it seems the character has now some life with hopes that he can shuffle his deck of cards on the big screen again.

Longtime "X-Men" movie producer Lauren Shuler Donner has revealed she's got Channing Tatum in the bag for a movie, now she just needs to persuade the folks with greenlight powers to make it. "I'm dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum," she told Empire. "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."

This is some pretty surprising news, but perhaps not a total shock, with the actor long professing his love for the character, saying during "White House Down" press rounds last year, “I would like to play Gambit. Gambit’s my favourite." And it seems that message was heard and received.

As for an actual movie happening, it seems still a bit of a way off, but reading between the lines, Donner seems to be suggesting an inexpensive approach, one that will keep the budget reasonable, especially for a character that isn't quite in the top tier of the Marvel-verse.

But what do you think? Is Tatum right for Gambit? Let us know below.

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  • G Gills | March 31, 2014 11:54 PMReply

    What do I say to Gambit movie? Hell yes. Channing Tatum? Are you retarded?!?! That isn't even an option. 1. He's not a good enough actor. 2. He's just a model for teenage girls. 3. Looks nothing like Gambit. 4. It would piss every true comic fan of Gambit off.
    I would rather there be no movie if Channing Tatum is going to be Gambit.

  • Jordan Anderson | January 30, 2014 6:25 PMReply

    FINALLY!!!!!! DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE!!!!! A GAMBIT MOVIE!!!!! FIANALLY!!!!!! MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SUPERHERO GAMBIT IS FIANLLY BEING GETTING A MOVIE!!!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Although I think they should have stuck with Taylor Kitsch like they had in X-Men Origins Wolverine, I think he is a better fit than Channing Tatum, but I'm not totally opposed to Channing Tatum as Gambit! But they better have rogue in the movie because she Gambits true love! Anna Paquin I think would be perfect!

  • Taylor | January 30, 2014 1:15 PMReply

    As long as you portray it well is all that matters

  • TC Kirkham | January 30, 2014 11:35 AMReply

    Can you say "Disaster in the making", kids? I know you can....

    This will NEVER work...Tatum takes the term 'wooden" to the nth degree in almost everything he does...

  • G Guills | March 31, 2014 11:49 PM

    ... Gambit is my favorite character, and if Channing gets casted as Gambit... wtf... He doesn't even seem like an option.

  • That Kid | January 30, 2014 11:21 AMReply

    Nerd rage in 1, 2, 3...

  • Rob | January 30, 2014 10:48 AMReply

    Interesting... Only problem is that Channing Tatum looks nothing like Gambit at all.

  • OKEZI | January 30, 2014 11:12 AM

    Has that ever mattered? Bale didn't look a bit like BW and neither did Michael Keaton.

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