Channing Tatum Would 'Die to Play' X-MEN's Gambit

Channing Tatum Would 'Die to Play' X-MEN's Gambit

Channing Tatum is ready to suit up and join the X-Men.

Backstage at the MTV Movie Awards this weekend, the actor confirmed that he'd love to play southern mutant Gambit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Gambit is really the only X-Man I've ever loved," Tatum said. "I mean, I've loved them all, they're all great, but I guess just being from being down South - my dad's from Louisiana, I'm from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida - I don't know, I just related to him."

Tatum went on to say that he's met with X-MEN producers about the role, sayig he "would die to play it. I'm already working on the accent. It's crappy at the moment."

The next X-MEN film, 'DAYS OF FUTURE PAST,' hits theaters on May 23, and stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender,James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halley Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit.

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change The Past - to save our future.

Tatum is best known for his roles in Step Up (2006), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Dear John (2010), The Vow (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012) and Magic Mike (2012). He has also appeared in films such as Coach Carter (2005), She's the Man (2006), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006), Fighting (2009), and The Dilemma(2010) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).

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