Charming Potato Is Lobbying For a Solo Gambit Movie. No Human On the Planet Is Complaining
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Charming Potato Is Lobbying For a Solo Gambit Movie. No Human On the Planet Is Complaining

By Vivian Kane | Trade News | June 6, 2014 | Comments ()


Even though Channing Tatum’s turn as Gambit in the next X-Men movie hasn’t been officially officially confirmed, it’s happening. Tates told MTV,

Creatively, we’re starting to chug forward. Obviously there’s nothing [official]. There are only conversations and dreams right now, really… The machine of the Marvel world is so ginormous that it’s literally like climbing a mountain, getting one of these movies made, and all of the pieces that go along with it

*shudder* Literally, you guys. LITERALLY climbing a mountain.

Okay, ignoring that. Focusing on this nugget instead:

We’ve talked about it being a standalone, first, and actually trying to change the ‘hero, superhero movie.’ Because Gambit is not your typical hero. He’s a thief. He walks on the gray. I’m hoping we can change it a little bit, and then ultimately feather into the other ones.

I don’t know who “we” is. I wouldn’t be surprised if “we” is Tatum and his mirror, but he’s gonna spread that rumor till it sticks. I’d like to go on record saying I am absolutely 100% okay with this.

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  • Scorptilicus

    No one complaining? On the internet? Ha ha haaaaaaaa!!! You could give everyone in the world free health care, completely paid for and efficient and someone out there would still be complaining about it. I'm rather indifferent to this as I just have no idea what to expect from him in the role. And this is from someone who kind of liked Taylor's Gambit.

  • The Replicant Brooke

    I can't be the only one who had a thing for CartoonGambit.

  • dreamlife613

    I did, too. Yup.

  • Temmere

    I have less than zero interest in Gambit or Chubby Potato, so no thanks.

  • RobynRobotron

    My cousin is PISSED at the very idea, but I guess she could be the only one.

  • e jerry powell
    No Human On the Planet Is Complaining


    That sounds like a dare to me...

  • The second part of your headline is screamingly inaccurate. Gambit was always the lamest, saddest X-Man and the poster child for everything that was wrong with comics in the '90's. Krypto the Super-Dog should get a stand alone movie before Gambit does.

  • Sean

    And the worst was probably Shatterstar.

  • Oh God, Shatterstar. I had successfully repressed that particular trauma until you had to go and bring it roaring back. Since we're slapping trigger warnings on everydamnthing nowadays, how about a trigger warning for the things that actually matter? Something like TW: Liefeld, 90's comics.

  • foolsage

    TW: Liefeld art. No sense of perspective whatsoever. No concept of human anatomy.

  • cruzzercruz

    That Cap... What the fuck?

  • foolsage

    Also, look at the spines of those women, especially the one on the left. People are not shaped like this.

  • Sean
  • Sean

    Although I think Cable was actually the poster boy. Gambit just started the horror show that was 90s superhero comics.

  • BlackRabbit

    Gambit was the lamest and saddest? You forget Maggot.

  • Maggot was at least (semi) original. Gambit was/is such a lazy collection of stock tropes you could be forgiven for thinking he was a Liefeld character instead of a rare misstep on Claremont's part.

  • Sean

    PePe Lapew with playing cards.

  • JoeK

    Are people actually looking forward to a Gambit movie? His superpower is manipulating energy and he manifests it by ... throwing playing cards. He's the Marvel Comics equivalent of Vibe.

    What's that? A sexy accent? Forget everything I said.

  • BlackRabbit

    His superpower is 'splosions. Get Michael Bay!

  • Makes a certain amount of sense, especially with Hugh Jackman wanting to transition out of the Wolverine role.

  • Rocabarra

    I am just going to rage about the miscasting of Gambit until SOMEONE acknowledges that Michael Raymond-James is the obvious and only acceptable choice and until such time as he is cast I will refuse to admit the character exists.

    COME ON!

  • foolsage

    Good call, there.

  • JustOP

    Tatum has been good in his comedy roles and whatnot, but I don't think he has the gravitas to pull off a decent Gambit movie. Gambit it a bit dirty and rough round the edges and I find it hard to believe Tatum has the ability to add any nuance to the proceedings.

    Sam Rockwell, on the otherhand, would make a fucking kick ass Gambit.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    They should save Rockwell so he can eventually play Deadpool.

    Sorry, Ryan Reynolds. Nothing personal but you just can't compete with Sam "The Dance Machine" Rockwell.

  • You guys do realize that Rockwell is 46 and not terribly athletic, right?

  • Ryan Ambrose

    If Liam Neeson can afford to play the action hero whilst aided by the miracles of shaky cam, fast editing and body doubles, I hope so can Rockwell.

    A fanboy can dream.

  • Sean

    Neeson at least WAS an athelete once. A pro boxer, I believe. But I am worried he is going to break a hip looking for his missing 30 something high school daughter in the next Taken.

  • Naye

    OMG do you realize you just made my love for Liam Neeson stratospheric when you said "a pro boxer" . Because if I love nothing more than a gray Irish badass actor, it's one who is actually a badass in real life.

  • JustOP

    Tom Cruise is 51. Go see his new movie.

  • Cruise has been doing action movies non-stop since 1986. He qualifies as athletic.

  • JustOP

    What, no way!? The only person I'd be happy to see playing Deadpool is Chris Tucker. He'd be fucking amazing.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    W-What? Chris Tucker? As in, this guy?


    This is one of those "so crazy it might just be brilliant" ideas.

  • JustOP

    Yes, that guy. Imagine Deadpools face on that gif. It just works.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    His face is so expressive in a cartoon-esque way that I can just imagine his face underneath that mask now.

    Damn, now I want to see this happen.

  • I don't know why, but I suspect that your interests in this are not innocent, and if fact, quite prurient.

    Have at thee, if you deny it!

  • Maguita NYC

    Her interests are not prurient but rather puritan. All she really wants from the man is to help wipe her floor!

  • vivkane

    My floor would be the cleanest floor in the history of floors.

  • Maguita NYC

    And as well it should be! The man is on his knees... Among other things... making sure everything is kinky clean!

  • Why, that is NOT how you wipe a floor! At least, that is not a very efficient way to do it.

    I am aghast, I say! Those pants will be covered in dust!

  • We thought you left...

  • vivkane

    I deny NOTHING! I'd get prurient all over that movie.

  • Jim

    {side eye to Vermillion } {humphs} I feel I can share this: I find the ears adorable and possibly the only reason I see this likely sh*t-show.

  • *gasp* Slattern!

    You hold no respect for comic book movie fidelity!

    /storms out

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