Channing Tatum chats up his ideas for playing Gambit
Channing Tatum playing Gambit has got to be one of the most unofficial official announcements in some time. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST producer Lauren Shuler Donner has been championing his name for months now, and Channing has recently spoke about playing the character and his ideas.
Here's what he had to say:
I'm super hyped about it. I would say we’re going to try to do something a little bit different. I don’t know how to exactly explain it just yet, but he’s a 'character’ character. Ya know, he’s got like a serious Cajun accent. I don’t know if you’ve heard a Cajun accent but it’s, I mean, we’re going to have to have subtitles at some times. He has almost a Jedi mind trick thing that I want to try to put in where he speaks patois and so I’m going to have to have to learn patois which is going to be really hard. But, we’ll see.
I definitely consider myself in the camp of people that enjoy Channing's work. I know people can get a little uppity when it comes to casting news, but more often than not, it's the story that fails the actor and not the other way around. I appreciate that Channing's willing to go the extra mile (as far as patois), but I can't see Twentieth Century Fox sneaking a lot of subtitles in a big-budget film. There's been talk of a standalone movie for the X-Man as well, which at this point seems like it would hit after Bryan Singer's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (unless they really fast track that bad boy).
In the meantime, Channing Tatum will be your best nightmare in the upcoming 22 JUMP STREET, which opens this friday.