Channing Tatum is excited about Gambit and updates on status


Channing Tatum is going to portray Gambit, the Cajun mutant, in his solo movie next year. The film still needs a director, but that’s not stopping the actor from getting excited. In an interview with Empire Magazine, he speaks of his love for the character.

“I love Gambit,” Tatum said. “I grew up in the South; my father’s from Loiuisiana. We’d go to New Orleans and I heard all the dialects. It felt so different from the rest of America; it has its own ancient culture. So I identified with that. And he always felt the most real of the X-Men to me. He’s kind of a tortured soul and he’s not a good guy. But he’s not a bad guy, either. He walks his own path. And of course he plays cards and drinks and is a martial-arts badass!”

The actor also gives us an updated status on the film:

“Josh Zetumer just turned in the first draft of the script, and it’s killer. None of us were sure how he was going to deal with the X-Men world. But we’re going to be changing some of the tropes of these movies. It’s always about saving the world (Laughs), but maybe we’re going to shift things a little but. There’s so many ways you can take [an origin story]. You could do it like Batman Begins, or a different take and go the Guardians of the Galaxy route. All I can say is, I’m super excited.”

It’s fitting that we have┬áChris Claremont working on the treatment, since he did co-create Gambit and wrote the Phoenix Saga and Days of Future Past comic arcs.

Are you looking forward to Channing Tatum as Gambit?

Gambit is expected to hit theaters on October 7, 2016.

Source: Empire Magazine

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