Channing Tatum and Producer Talk GAMBIT

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 02 July 2015

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With the Channing Tatum-starring Gambit set for a release in the second half of next year, the star has been giving an update of sorts on where things currently are with the film.

When speaking to Digital Spy whilst promoting new movie Magic Mike XXL, Tatum was asked if he has Gambit’s iconic Cajun accent mastered yet. The actor responded, “It’s all being worked on at the moment. I’m from the south, so I know who to go to to find the accent. I haven’t found ‘the guy’ yet, because generally that’s how I do accents. I’ll find the person I want to sound like and not just do a generic Cajun accent. So I haven’t found the guy yet.”

Now whilst that’s all well and good, Magic Mike XXL producer Reid Carolin is also working on Gambit and was present for the same interview. He revealed where things are with the Remy LeBeau-centred movie and how it fits in with the larger X-Men world. Carolin said, “It’s sort of an evolving conversation in that we’re kind of figuring that out as we go. But this is a standalone movie. It’s a story of Gambit. We’ll probably gradually integrate that character into the X-Men universe as we go. And as far as what characters from the X-Men universe make it into the movie, we’re not exactly sure yet. So we’re figuring it out. It’s still in the script stage. It’s really just his story in New Orleans.”

So whilst this is nothing all that ground-breaking, it at least confirms that Gambit will be a standalone movie and will serve as an origin story for the very coolest character in the X-Men world.

At the moment, Gambit is without a director although recent reports claim that 20th Century Fox want Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Rupert Wyatt to helm the film, which is currently set for an October 7th, 2016 release.

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