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Old 02-01-14, 08:38 AM   #1
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Gambit - X-Men spinoff -- S: Channing Tatum

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Channing Tatum To Star As Gambit In Standalone X-MEN Film?

Gambit is a loved by many X-Men fans. The character first appeared on the silver screen in X-Men: Origins Wolverine where he was played by Taylor Kitsch. People have talked about a spinoff for years, a standalone Gambit film, however, seems to be back in the works. Lauren Shuler Donner, X-Men Producer, state in a recent interview with Empire Magazine, that Channing Tatum is on board to take on the lead role.

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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
During a press conference last year, Tatum said commented on playing the role of gambit and this is what he had to say said at the time,

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I would like to play Gambit. Gambit’s my favourite. I’m from New Orleans, around that area. My dad’s from New Orleans, and I like to do a Cajun accent. I could do it for real.

No knock on Taylor Kitsch, though, ’cause I actually like his Gambit, but I’ve always lived around Cajun people. Gambit was always like the woman-loving, cigarette-smoking, drinking guy. He was the punk rock of all the superheroes. He’s a thief. He kind of rode the line.
I personally, have mixed feelings about this. On one hand Channing has grown as an actor. I really enjoyed his role in Haywire and his 21 (and soon to be 22) Jump Street success is doing great things for his career. I’ll be going into this with a skeptical smirk on my face hopefully to come out of it with a smile. Lets just hope that we’re not all ready to riot in the streets after his performance (If the film does so happen to make it’s way to theaters.)
I cannot wait for the eventual announcements that Channing Tatum will also replace Taylor Kitsch in Battleship 2 and John Carter and The Gods of Mars (despite liking Kitsch in both roles).
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Old 02-01-14, 09:25 AM   #2
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I liked Gambit in a team setting. He was boring for me whenever I'd encounter a solo thing.
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Old 02-01-14, 09:36 AM   #3
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Re: Gambit (S: Tatum)

No thanks.
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Old 02-01-14, 09:45 AM   #4
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Re: Gambit (S: Tatum)

Seems kinda dumb to recast. The two of them are too similar. Josh Holloway or bust.
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Old 02-01-14, 02:23 PM   #5
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Re: Gambit (S: Tatum)

I liked Kitsch as Gambit.

Channing Tatum just seems like the generic action star of the moment.
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Old 02-01-14, 02:26 PM   #6
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Re: Gambit (S: Tatum)

I'm fine with the casting and happy to see Gambit get some more exposure in the movie universe. He's always been my favorite X-Man and it's a shame that he was only in Wolverine: Origins.
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Old 02-01-14, 07:27 PM   #7
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Re: Gambit (S: Tatum)

I'm not sure I'd want to see Tatum as Gambit. Thinking of him in a comic book film, I think he'd make a decent John Walker (US Agent) if Marvel were to introduce the character into a Captain America sequel.
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Old 05-13-14, 04:55 PM   #8
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Channing Tatum to star as Gambit in 'X-men' Spinoff movie

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movie...-spinoff-film/

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Actor Channing Tatum is set to join the mutant universe, playing Gambit in an “X-Men” standalone film.

Tatum previously had expressed interest in playing the character, whose given name is Remy LeBeau. A Cajun charmer from Louisiana, Gambit has the ability to control kinetic energy, often charging items he touches, turning them into explosives and throwing them as weapons (playing cards are a favorite).

Created by Chris Claremont and artist Jim Lee, the former thief made his comic book debut in 1990 and has been featured in several “X-Men” animated series and video games.
Ehhh Not too sure about this one.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

Frankly, I'm disgusted by the negativity in this thread.
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Old 05-13-14, 05:07 PM   #10
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

Gambit? Channing Ta..

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Old 05-13-14, 05:08 PM   #11
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

They couldn't get a professional actor for a role this big?
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Old 05-13-14, 05:15 PM   #12
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

He was awesome in 21 Jump Street, he'll be great as a wise talking Cajun card lovin' mutant.
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Old 05-13-14, 06:44 PM   #13
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

Same guy playing Gambit and Captain America? Won't this confuse the audience?
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

Didn't we already have a thread about this?
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Old 05-13-14, 07:31 PM   #15
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

Already said this in the other thread, but IMO the perfect guy to play Gambit is already playing Loki.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

I liked Kitsch.

I know people hated him but this isn't much better, more of a lateral move in the acting department.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

The problem with Gambit in Wolverine wasn't Kitsch, but I also think Tatum will be fun.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

a young Mickey Rourke would have made a great Gambit. Current Day Mickey Rourke would have been a great Gambit for the Patrick Stewart Ian Mckellan portion of Days of Future's Past.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

... Yeah. If you want a gambit that looked like he got his ass kicked for years.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

Wasn't Rogue always kicking his ass though?
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

I always thought Under Siege era Steven Seagal would have made a perfect Gambit. Now he's a punchline, but back then he was a real bad ass. He also had a cool, understated sort of vibe that I thought fit well. At that time, JCVD was the name that always came up for Gambit, but other than the accent, I thought he was completely wrong for the character.

As far as Channing Tatum, goes...meh. I've never been a Tatum fan and from my point of view he doesn't fit Gambit at all. Gambit is not a leading man type of character. He's a guy who's best served slinking around in the shadows on the periphery. That said, I'm not really a Gambit fan, so it doesn't really bother me either way.
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Hahahahhahhahaha. Segal. Hahahahaha.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

I actually like Tatum, and think he'd be good for a few superhero roles, but I don't see Gambit there.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

Stephen Dorff would have been a great Gambit.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

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I liked Kitsch.

I know people hated him but this isn't much better, more of a lateral move in the acting department.
Might be a wash acting wise but it's a big step up marketing wise. Tatum is way more bankable than Kitsch.
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