Gambit is a much beloved X-Man, and many a fan have been wanting a true (good) take on the character. He’s only appeared in the movies via Wolverine: Origins…and we don’t speak of that film. Especially since it’s no longer continuity.
With a solo gambit movie in the works, one being produced by the same person doing the Deadpool movie, things are looking up for the character. The man who will be playing him, Channing Tatum, has spoken on why he loves the character so much.
“I love Gambit. 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!”
Well, he’s excited, are you?