In a recent interview, Channing Tatum confirmed the new Gambit movie will be an origin story. He has seen the script from Josh Zetumer (RoboCop) and says it is “killer.” Additionally, Chris Claremont, creator of the character, has given his input and approval to the script.
Tatum, who will star as the mutant from Louisiana said,
“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 will open in theaters October 7th, 2016.