Is Gambit Getting His Own Film?

May 19, 2014 by dracs

When it comes to the X-Men there is, in my opinion, none cooler than the team’s resident card sharp Gambit. So as you can imagine I am rather psyched about the news that not only will this mutant be returning to the big screen, but he could be looking at his own spin-off!


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Raging Cajun will be appearing in the next film in the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, after which he will be receiving a stand-alone spin-off.

So who is it that they have lined up to play this fan favourite? Channing Tatum, star of the recent comedy movies 21 and 22 Jump Street.

Channing Tatum

Now admittedly the only movie I have seen that this guy has been in was The Lego Movie (in which he voiced Superman), so I cannot really make a judgement on this choice of actor. All I can hope is that they give the character a bit more to do in Apocalypse than he had in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Are you hopeful for Gambit’s return to cinema? Is this the right casting call? Who do you think they should have got to play him?