Tatum told MTV's Josh Horowitz backstage at the MTV Movie Awards that he's met with Lauren Shuler Donner, who has produced all of the X-Men films.
"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 down South -- my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida -- I don’t know, I just related to him."
Gambit, a card-thrower and a ladies' man, speaks with a Cajun accent.
"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," Tatum added.
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