“He’s a rogue, Channing — he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau,” said Donner.
Remy LeBeau is Gambit, a mutant with the ability to create and control kinetic energy. Although not played by Tatum, the character did make an appearance in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Taylor Kitsch.
Although story details have yet to be released, odds are good that Tatum will be brushing up on his card-throwing skills and bo staff moves to play Gambit, who is also skilled in hand-to-hand combat.
Tatum made his desire to play the character known in a 2014 MTV interview. “Gambit is the only X-Man I’ve ever loved,” Tatum said. “I would die to play him.”
No word on whether he’ll use Gambit’s thick Cajun accent, although he does give a sneak peak in the interview with Total Film below.