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Channing Tatum would 'die' to play Gambit in X-Men

2014-04-16 18:00
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Los Angeles  - Channing Tatum would "die" for a role in X-Men.

The 21 Jump Street star has admitted he's been meeting with producers of the sci-fi films and has been discussing the possibility of taking on the role of Gambit, who he says he relates to because of their shared heritage.

He said: "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 relate to him."

Gambit, a Marvel character who appeared in 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine played by Taylor Kitsch, is often referred to as a ladies man and Tatum loves that he's not much of a superhero.

He explained to MTV News: "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 centre...I hope it comes together."

The 33-year-old actor confessed that although there's been no confirmation he is already practicing for the role.

He said: "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."

The next instalment in the series X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for release next month.

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