Since Channing Tatum will be playing Gambit in the next X-Men film — which is yet to be announced — we’ve found a few other jobs he can fill while waiting for his big break.
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All of Channing Tatum‘s dreams have come true! He’s married to the gorgeous Jenna Dewan, has a beautiful baby daughter and — after some proper lobbying — has landed the role of Gambit in a yet-to-be-made X-Men film. High-fives!
The imminent collaboration was confirmed in passing by the film series producer, Lauren Shuler Donner, at the London premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past on Monday.
“He’s a rogue, Channing. He’s a rascal just like Remy LeBeau,” she stated. “And he can handle the action, we all know that. And he’s got a really good heart, because I know him personally. I did a movie with him.”
Gambit (or Remy LeBeau) is a mutant with the ability to control and manipulate pure kinetic energy; he is also pretty skilled at card throwing. He is not the trustworthiest member of the X-Men, having started out as a professional thief. Per comic books, Gambit speaks with a thick Cajun accent, so that will be fun to watch Tatum attempt. The character was previously portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
The exact extent of Tatum’s role is unclear. It’s rumoured that he will be appearing in the potential X-Men: Apocalypse (currently planned for 2016), but he might also have his own stand-alone movie à la Wolverine. Who knows? Presently he is just a superhero without a cause…
Hence, we’ve decided to give him purpose ourselves. Whilst preparing to don his super-cool Gambit costume on the big screen, we think Tatum should test drive this character at a variety of odd jobs. It’ll be great practice for him and even greater fun for the fans.
1. Ice cream man
Imagine running after the ice cream truck to discover that it’s run by Gambit. Holy mother of Zeus! Best day ever, or best day ever? He will probably not win you over with his customer service skills, but his powers will certainly impress you.
2. Butcher or deli clerk
Come on! It will be like deli shopping and a show wrapped up in one. Gambit wouldn’t even need to use a knife; he’d slice a mean salami using his card-throwing skills. Employee of the year, anyone?
3. Amusement park
We’re sure fiddling around with the amusement park rides will be no challenge for Gambit. Your experience will be elevated by about seven levels once this guy rolls up his sleeves and messes around with your roller coaster using only his brilliant mind.
4. Coat check
This will be less fun for the customers and more fun for Gambit himself. If you’re going to a fancy restaurant or a club, then leave your coat in the safe hands of Mr. LeBeau. As a professional thief (and former pickpocket), he will clean out those coats real good.
5. Starbucks barista
Gambit will not stand there listening to customers’ fluffy drink orders. Next time someone orders a tall skinny, no whip, extra foam, extra-hot soy vanilla latte, zing! They will meet their maker, courtesy of Gambit’s card whipping. Watch your orders, people!
Which other jobs would you like to see Gambit try his hand at? And what do you think of Tatum as the superhero?