“22 Jump Street” actor Channing Tatum discusses his upcoming “X-Men” film, “Gambit.” The “G.I.
Joe” actor sat down for an exclusive with Empire Magazine to update on his solo outing in 2016, explaining how it will fit into Twentieth Century Fox’s “X-Men Universe.”
“I love Gambit. I grew up in the South; my father’s from Louisiana,” the actor revealed.
“We’d go to New Orleans and I heard all the dialects.” “It felt so different from the rest of America; it has its own ancient culture,” he shared.
“So I identified with that.
And he always felt the most real of the X-Men to me. He’s kind of a tortured soul and he’s not a good guy.” “But he’s not a bad guy, either,” Tatum went on to explain.
“He walks his own path.
And of course he plays cards and drinks and is a martial-arts badass!” He also revealed that “RoboCop” screenwriter Josh Zetumer has already completed a draft of the script for his upcoming film.
“Josh Zetumer just turned in the first draft of the script, and it’s killer, he said.
“None of us were sure how he was going to deal with the X-Men world.
But we’re going to be changing some of the tropes of these movies.” “It’s always about saving the world, but maybe we’re going to shift things a liittle but,” he added.
“There’s so many ways you can take [an origin story].
You could do it like Batman Begins, or a different take and go the Guardians of the Galaxy route.” “Gambit” is one of three “X-Men” films that will be released in 2016.
Fox kicks off 2016 with “Deadpool,” starring Ryan Reynolds, followed by “X-Men: Apocalypse,” which will feature series star Hugh Jackman and new cast members Sophie Turner, Ty Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp.
Tatum’s “Gambit” arrives on Oct.