Gambit is simply one of the coolest characters in comic books. So, when fans were finally given a live-action cinematic Remy LeBeau in Gavin Hood’s 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine, audiences were anticipating something special. Sadly, Origins bombed critically and with fans, although Taylor Kitsch’s Gambit was one of the movie’s highlights. In recent months, producer Lauren Schuler Donner has talked about her wish to do a Gambit solo flick. She also went as far as to say that she wants Channing Tatum to star as the Ragin’ Cajun. Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, Kitsch has been giving his thoughts on these rumours.
Asked whether he’d be open to returning as the character, the John Carter of Mars star said, “I would under the right circumstances. But if he [Channing Tatum] does it, good on him. He’ll kill it.”
Kitsch added, “It’s such a cool character. Whoever plays him will be a lucky guy. It is what it is. I’m not going to be like ‘Oh my God, why don’t I get to play him?’ If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. And if not, I’ll move on. If they him [Tatum], I wish him nothing but the best. I hope he kicks the crap out of it.”
Whether a Gambit-centric flick ever happens, that’s still up for debate. It wouldn’t be a massive surprise, though, given that 20th Century Fox has been vocal about looking to fully utilise the vast array of Marvel characters that they have access to. As well as X-Men: Days of Future Past hitting later this year, Fox has also got Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, Jeff Wadlow’s X-Force and Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse lined up.