Slashfilm reported yesterday on an MTV interview in which Channing Tatum perpetuated the ongoing rumor that he'll be joining the X-Men franchise Gambit. In fact, he's even apparently spoken to super-producer Lauren Shuler Donner about it:
I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. 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 hope it [comes together]. You never know it’s a weird industry. If the stars align, I would die to play it. I’m already working on the accent. It’s crappy at the moment.
So yeah, maybe that will, like, happen, and stuff. Totally! But is it safe? After all, Channing Tatum is known for being extremely sexy:
And Gambit is also known for being very sexy, perhaps even the sexiest X-Man:
Good lord! That means Channing Tatum as Gambit will be sexy to the power of two! Sexy squared! Can the world handle a Channing Tatum/Gambit sexiness amalgam?!
It's looking like we're going to get the chance to find out. Shuler Donner expressed interest in bringing Tatum in as the Cajun heartthrob last year, and Bryan Singer recently said he might like to bring Gambit and Nightcrawler into the next X-Men movie, Age of Apocalypse. Hopefully it doesn't create some kind of sexy paradox vortex that destroys the world in a torrent of shower scenes and butt shots. But if it does? What a way to go!