I feel like people forget about this a lot – Channing Tatum is going to play Gambit in the origin movie. A LOT of people fucking hate him as Remy LeBeau, even though clearly Tatum was emotionally invested in the character.
“I love Gambit,” Tatum said in an interview for Empire Magazine. “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!”
Honestly it’s hard to predict how this will play out. It’s from FOX, which has been hit or miss with comic book movies. I’m certainly not sold, but let’s maybe see some footage. Or a story. Just don’t fuck this up FOX