With Age of Apocalypse up next for the X-Men movies and talks of recasting some of the roles with younger versions. The ladies of TFP wanted to give our votes for who should be casted in this roles.
She is from Africa, specifically Kenya which is where Storm is from, she already has the accent. I can see her with white hair and blue contacts. I think she could pull off the punk look or her first appearance look. Lupita has that regal nature to her as evident by her Oscar speech. She proved to have incredible acting talent in 12 Years a Slave, she has already acted with Magneto. Let us just hope she does not suffer from the Oscar does not make you a good superhero curse many of the females suffer from like Hallie Berry.
Bryce Dallas Howard
She would be a great Jean Grey, one she is a natural red head. She also has some great acting roles, she was the wife in Terminator Salvation so she proved that she can handle a bit of action. Howard was the bitchy girl in The Help, which proves she play the stuck up element of Jean Grey. Just look at that picture you could just see her as the cheerleader girl next door which is so Jean. Next to (insert name) as Scott they would just look perfect, like the perfect couple, just as Jean and Scott should.
We could not agree on anyone to be Scott because out of the younger actors no one really stands out. James Marsden was such a perfect Scott it is hard to find anyone to top him, with some make-up to make him look younger they could just bring him back. If you have any suggestions for Scott Summers please let us know.
The rumor going around a few months ago was that Channing Tatum had expressed interest in playing Gambit in the X-Men franchise. He even went as far as to meet with producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the role. It has officially been confirmed that he will be playing Gambit in an upcoming X-Men movie. Donner has this to say on a red carpet interview:
“He’s a rogue, Channing — he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action, we all know that. And he’s got a really good heart … I think he’ll be great for Gambit.”
As we all know Tatum has a love for the Cajun mutant:
“Gambit is the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. 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 … I would die to play him.”
Tatum had mentioned months ago that he was working on his Cajun accent.
No word yet if he will be playing in a solo film or if he will be a character in X-Men: Age of Apocalypse. Singer had already expressed interest in possibly putting Gambit in Age of Apocalyspse. We might see a solo movie for Gambit after X-Men: Age of Apocalypse.
What do you think about Channing Tatum taking on the role of Gambit? I like his enthusiasm for the role, that makes me think he will take the role seriously. Based on that I am willing to reserve opinion until I see him in action.