Ever since the announcement of Channing Tatum in the role of Gambit we’ve been expecting to see him in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse and we have been eagerly waiting for more news. We finally have it.
We knew there were plans for a Gambit movie, but if you are like me you don’t quite believe it until work has begun. There is now a first draft script for the Gambit movie and it sounds like this isn’t going to be geared towards the family, but will instead follow Deadpool’s footsteps and aim for the fans.
According to a statement by Tatum, “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 bit. 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.”
“I love Gambit,” Tatum says. “I grew up in the South; my father’s from Louisiana. 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!”
Gambit is expected to hit theaters October 7, 2016.