Producer Lauren Shuler Donner says Tatum will be Gambit.
Although there has been no official deal announced by Bryan Singer, the director has previously hinted at the possibilities of Gambit, telling Mexican site Cine Premiere, “I’m considering Gambit and potentially a young Nightcrawler for ‘Apocalypse.'”
Now, longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner said in an interview with Total Film that to her, Tatum is Gambit. Whether or not that means they are waiting on an official announcement to come any day now or that in her mind she sees Tatum as Gambit, we aren’t sure yet.
“Well you know he’s a rogue, Channing. He’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau, and he can handle the action, we all know that. He’s got a really good heart, because I know him personally, I did a movie with him. So I think he’ll be great, he’ll be great for Gambit, and he’s a southerner too, he’s not from New Orleans but he is a southerner and he understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans.”
What do you think? Will Channing Tatum be able to fill the shoes of the Cajun who is a favorite for many X-Men fans? Sound off in the comments below!