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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