The X-Men universe is continuing to get bigger and better all the time, especially since they decided to go back to the origins of the characters, giving them more longevity on the big screen. The new X-Men movies has seen a lot of the X-Men characters being brought to life on the big screen but there are still plenty more that can yet be added to the fold, including the popular character Gambit.
We have already seen Gambit appear on the big screen in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, when he was played by actor Taylor Kitsch, but there has been a lot of talk about the character being recast and brought back into the X-Men franchise. In the past, Channing Tatum has spoken about his desire to play Gambit and he has now admitted that he has had a meeting about playing the character in a future X-Men project.
Tatum told MTV, "I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess from being down south, my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, I don’t know. I just related to him. He’s just kind of suave. He’s the most un X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men. Other than maybe Wolverine, who’s like the anti-hero. He’s a thief. He’s not even a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of grey. He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a moral center. I hope it [comes together]. You never know it’s a weird industry. If the stars align, I would die to play it. I’m already working on the accent. It’s crappy at the moment."
While there has been no confirmation of Gambit being involved in the planned movie sequel X-Men: Apocalypse, it is likely that he will be introduced in that film at some stage, rather than being given his own standalone movie right away. For now though, we will just have to wait and see. Watch this space.
Do you think Channing Tatum will make a good Gambit in the X-Men movies? If not, who do you think should play the role?