Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Channing Over Your Gambit

When asked point blank by Total Film, Lauren Schuler Donner, the producer of the X-Men films confirmed that Channing Tatum would indeed be playing Gambit in a future X-Men movie. I gotta say I understand the casting. Tatum is a hot commodity and he was actually really good in Magic Mike, the one good film I've seen him in. (The G.I.Joe movies should not count.) But am I the lone person who thought Taylor Kitsch did a pretty good job playing the mutant in the first Wolverine movie? He sounded right, but then again my experience with the Cajun accent is limited to Adam Sandler's Cajun Man, so what do I know.

My guess is they want to forget X-Men Origins: Wolverine ever happened. So outside of Hugh Jackman, no one else is coming back, which is sad since Ryan Reynolds actually did a good job with Deadpool- when he was talking. But even Jackman has stated his days as Wolverine are numbered because he's getting older. So why not get a younger guy playing a different mutant to build future movies around?

So what do you think? Is Channing Tatum a good fit and can he pull off the Cajun accent? Or should we all expect a nerd-pocalypse of hatred and outrage over the casting?

1 comment:

  1. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. He's got the athleticism and the charm for it I think. Plus, he was good in 21 Jump Street... though not sure if that applies here lol...