Channing Tatum To Play Gambit?
Please just...no. Channing Tatum is in talks to play Gambit, the Cajun X-Man, in X-Men: Apocalypse or possibly a stand alone movie.
I think everyone from around here can agree that Hollywood will never get the Cajun accent right. Even if they did, we would be the only one's to understand what that character was actually saying. But to have Channing Tatum even attempt it...when talking about his love for the character, even he admits his Cajun accent sucks:
“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 in X-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 get that Hollywood sees dollar signs when they look at Tatum. But please don't do this to us!
The X-Men producer, Lauren Shuler Donner, really wants him to play Gambit, though. Stop thinking with that part of your brain, girl! We got a movie to make!