As previously reported, longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner expressed interest in doing a GAMBIT movie with Channing Tatum after the actor expressed interest in the character. Shuler Donner says she just needs to get 20th Century Fox on board with the idea. If those dreams become reality, Tatum would be the second actor to portray Gambit, replacing X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE actor Taylor Kitsch.
As for the Kitsch, he told Luis Gomez at Chigaco Tribune “I would [want to return] under the right circumstances,” Kitsch said over the phone. “But if [Tatum] does it, good on him. He’ll kill it. It’s such a cool character. Whoever plays him will be a lucky guy.”
“It is what is it,” he continued. “I’m not going to be like ‘Oh my God, why don’t I get to play him?’ If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. And if not, I’ll move on. If they cast (Tatum), I wish him nothing but the best. I hope he kicks the (crap) out of it.”
Thanks GA for the heads up!