Over the weekend, speculation that Channing Tatum may have chosen to abandon Gambit for a role in the DC Films Universe started. Based solely off The Flash director Rick Famuyiwa following the actor among a bunch of other DC Comics related accounts, it admittedly feels like a stretch, but we've seen stranger things happen over the years and no one would blame Tatum for leaving Gambit.
After all, he's already come close to doing so once before, and with the X-Men spinoff losing its director not too long ago, Gambit went from being released this October to not even having a set date.
So, if for a minute we assume that Tatum has indeed landed a role in a future DC Films Universe property (and it's entirely possible that he could do that and Gambit, especially after all those delays), which character should he play? Having delivered impressive performances in the likes of Foxcatcher, Jump Street, The Hateful Eight, and yes, even Magic Mike, there are many it's clear he would be pretty well suited to, and what you'll find here are the six best - and most likely - possibilities...
Seeing Dwayne Johnson play Black Adam is going to be awesome, but Warner Bros. have painted themselves into a corner by casting him as the villain rather than the lead. That's because there's a very real possibility that Shazam is going to end up being overshadowed in his own movie, so finding someone who can hold their own opposite the wrestler turned actor on the big screen is essential.
An actor who could arguably manage that is Channing Tatum, especially as the chemistry between him and Johnson during the few scenes they shared in G.I. Joe: Retaliation proved to be a highlight of that otherwise forgettable movie. It's surprisingly easy to imagine Tatum playing a kid who finds himself in an incredibly powerful adult's body, and he definitely has the physicality a role like this needs.