When it was announced that we were going to get the X-Men character Gambit in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, there were a lot of excited fans for the hugely popular character. Unfortunately though, the movie was considered one of the worst X-Men related movies ever and Taylor Kitsch did not exactly WOW us with his performance as Gambit.
However, fans have never given up on the character and have been calling for Gambit to make a return to the X-Men movies, whether it be in a standalone movie or as part of the mainline X-Men films, with plenty of actors interested in the role. Channing Tatum was one of those most vocal about wanting to play Gambit and it was eventually confirmed that he had landed the role.
Now, Simon Kinberg has been talking about the direction that they are looking to take with Gambit, admitting that there are still ongoing discussions about what would be the best way to use the character. Gambit is a hugely popular character and, rather than him only having a small part in a mainline X-Men movie, it might be better for him to get his own solo film first.
During an interview with Latino Review, Kinberg explained, "I genuinely don’t know the answer to that question. It’s something we are all talking about whether it would be good for Gambit to be in a mainline X-Men movie or he would be in his own stand-alone movie potentially one day to be able to be in another X-Men movie after his Gambit movie introduces him. I really don’t know the answer. I don’t think there is a hard and fast rule which way is better."
He added, "I think both ways have worked and I think actually the real question will be is there a role that is strong and specific enough for Gambit in a mainline X-Men movie whether it be Apocalypse or future X-Men movie that would be the right way to introduce the character. You don’t want to stick characters in these movies and manufacture something for them to do. You want the movie to tell you that it needs another character or ideally it needs this specific character."
How would you like to see Channing Tatum introduced as Gambit on the big screen?