Channing Tatum wants to be GAMBIT!

It seems that every actor under the sun lately wants to play a comic book superhero… and Channing Tatum is no exception as he reveals he'd love to play X-Men's Gambit.

I know what you're thinking - hasn't Marvel's Gambit already appeared in that 'X-Men Origins' movie? That's right, he has. But it looks as though Channing Tatum thinks he can do better as he reveals that he'd love to take the role of the X-Men's professional thief… and explains exactly why he'd be perfect for it.

In an interview with Total Film, Channing Tatum revealed that he'd love to star in an X-Men movie… preferably as the Louisiana Lothario..

"I would like to play Gambit," he said. "Gambit's my favourite because I'm from New Orleans and around that area… my dad's from New Orleans and I'd like to do the Cajun accent and like, do it for real."
Obviously not enamoured with Taylor Kitsch's take on the Cajun trickster, Tatum is quick to add that he seems to know the character better… and appreciates the more ambiguous nature of the classic X-Men character.

"No knock on Taylor Kitsch," he added with a sense of restraint. "Because I actually like his Gambit but I have always lived around the Cajun people and I would have liked to have seen a little… you know, Gambit was always like a woman-loving, cigarette-smoking, drinking like… he was the punk-rock of superheroes. He was a thief - he rode the line."

But while he'd certainly love to see himself in the role of Remy LeBeau, he admits that he hasn't exactly had much experience when it comes to superhero films.

"I haven't really had much superhero movies," he grunted. "There's a lot of them. There's a lot of superheroes out there."

A keen observation there, Mr Tatum… But does his enthusiasm for the role and Cajun accent really make him perfect for the part? I'm not so sure. Still, you have to hand it to him, at least he knows his X-Men.

Would you want to see Channing Tatum in a superhero movie? Do you think he'd be perfect for the role of Gambit?

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In an interview this week promoting his upcoming film Prisoners, actor Hugh Jackman revealed that back in 2001 he and current Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige had worked out a way for Jackman to reprise his role as Wolverine in the then-filming first Sam Raimi Spider-Man film.

“We really tried to get me to come on and do something, whether it was a gag or just to walk through the shot or something. The problem was, we couldn’t find the suit,” Jackman told Huffington Post.

The actor says the Wolverine suit was “stuck in something,” dulling the prospects of it happening.

'X-Men's' James Marsden takes aim with '2 Guns'

Having appeared in a wide range of films over the course of his career, James Marsden continues to carve out a distinctive place in Hollywood. Most recently seen in the acclaimed film “The Butler,” in which he portrayed the iconic John F. Kennedy, Marsden now returns to the screen in TriStar Pictures' action thriller “2 Guns” opposite Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

In the film, DEA agent Robert “Bobby” Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Michael “Stig” Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip for 12 months. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down.

When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Bobby and Stig are suddenly disavowed by their respective superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other.

Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.

The man pulling Stig’s strings is none other than Quince (Marsden), a spit-and-polish naval officer and the undercover agent’s superior at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. Stig considers Quince above suspicion, but Quince might not be the straight arrow he appears.

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Michael Fassbender Preview ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Fassbender, who plays the younger Magneto (played by Ian McKellen in the original series).

“It was fresh because I hadn’t worked with Bryan before, so it was nice to go back to the beginning,” Fassbender told Speakeasy. “Just nice to see an old family again, with new members.”

Fassbender said Singer and Kinberg allowed the actors to bring new ideas to their performances, and said “on a big film, that can be rare.” He also singled out Jackman and called him an “impressive, amazing and inspiring guy and actor.”

At Comic-Con in July, Singer described “Days of Future Past” as “not a sequel or a prequel, but an inbetweenquel.” It has a budget of $200 million.

“It’s certainly the biggest of all of them and I think it has a really good chance of being the best,” Jackman said.

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Hugh Jackman is regretting one recent tweet in which the actor posted an intimidating weightlifting photo as he prepared for X-Men: Days of Future Past. The vein-popping image showed the actor lifting a whopping 460 pounds, wearing neon toe shoes.

"I'm a little embarrassed about that," Jackman told Access Hollywood. "That was a moment … [of] just showing off, completely showing off. … I'm about to turn 45, I will never do this again and I want to document it."

In the photo caption, the Wolverine star had written: "If the bar ain't bendin, then you're just pretendin."

Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters May 23, 2014, and the actor promised a super-sized experience.

"The size of it is like three in one, and it really is gonna blow people away because of the story," he told AH. "And [director] Bryan Singer, I think, is gonna become the first director to make increasingly better movies in a franchise. I'm not sure if there's anyone else who's done it."

But first, Jackman stars opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the thriller Prisoners, due out Sept. 20.

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