That's right! Everybody's favorite jive talkin', bo swingin', card slangin', cajun casanova is hitting the silver screen for his very own movie. Despite every single other X-Men film denying his existence. (Well, except for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it's best to forget about that one...)
The real question is, who can pull that one off? Who can do the accent? Who can pull off a trench coat in 2015?
|For real...it's going down like that.|
Yep. Fox today announced that a Gambit movie will be released on October 7, 2016. Channing Tatum has previously been tied to the role of Gambit, and the actor confirmed his role in the film via Twitter after Fox's announcement.
How do you say October 7, 2016 in Cajun?
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) January 6, 2015
Now. You would've asked me in 2012 if Channing Tatum was a good choice for this I would have smacked your mouth. Now, that said. 2015 Channing Tatum is the man. He has proven, somewhat miraculously, to be not only a brilliant comedic actor (21 Jump Street 1& 2) but an intensely talented dramatic talent as well (Foxcatcher.)
So hey, fuck it! He's got a year to hang around New Orleans learning card tricks. So let's go full steam head...mon ami!