Taylor Kitsch on Channing Tatum / Gambit casting talk

Last year Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) expressed his interest in taking on the role of Gambit in a potential X-Men movie, with producer Lauren Shuler Donner subsequently stating that she’s “dying” to make it happen. Of course, we’ve already seen the Cajun card-thrower on the screen before, with Taylor Kitsch portraying the character alongside Hugh Jackman’s Logan in the forgettable X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Kitsch has now responded to the Tatum casting talk during a chat with the Chicago Tribune.

“I would under the right circumstances,” said Kitsch when asked if he’d be up for a return as Gambit. “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, 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 him, I wish him nothing but the best. I hope he kicks the [crap] out of it.”

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  • SuperDuperChrisCooper

    I think he’d Channing all over Kitsch’s Tatum.

  • Daniel Stampe

    That’s definitely the right attitude to have. No use crying over something you can’t control. Good for him.

  • DoigtDuPeuple

    I felt Kitsch was not a good Gambit… The built yes, but the guy needs to have that Southern French accent to give him that character attitude he has.. Kitsch just played a character.. same one we saw in all of his roles….

    Channing, I wouldn’t cast him either he’d be a better in a role like Angel. He’s got the built, the looks and the attitude that would go well with the character.

  • YPV

    Taylor Kitsch was the saving grace in an otherwise dull Wolverine origin movie

  • Chris Wolfe

    I vastly prefer Taylor to Channing. He was fine as Gambit, but he needs a better storyline, in his proper timeline, and they gotta get his damn eyes right.

  • BrandonJamesCAC

    Taylor Kitsch was the best character in that movie. Aside from Middleston as Loki, Faasbender as Magneto and Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, he is arguably in the top 5 cast members of any franchise. I agree that he made Origins good as opposed to watchable.

  • Mirela Noreen Carlos

    Taylor all the way!!! He played an awesome Gambit in Wolverine. He got the attitude and looks down (except for the eyes) and Channing is has a big built which doesn’t fit the Gambit image

  • Kimberly Miranda

    Taylor all the way. He is a diverse actor where Tatum acts the same in all his roles. Taylor has the look and attitude. Tatum is more of a pretty boy… Play his as angel I can see. I also wish they would quit changing characters in major series movies. They need to make a choice and stick with it.