In a recent interview Channing Tatum expressed his desire to portray the Ragin’ Cajun/Gambit in future X-Men movies. And we can actually see this happening.
I would like to play Gambit. Gambit’s my favorite. I’m from New Orleans, around that area. My dad’s from New Orleans, and I like to do a Cajun accent. I could do it for real. No knock on Taylor Kitsch, though, ’cause I actually like his Gambit, but I’ve always lived around Cajun people. […] Gambit was always like the woman-loving, cigarette-smoking, drinking [guy]. He was the punk rock of all the superheroes. He’s a thief. He kind of rode the line.
Should his dream become a reality, finding time to shoot a film as Gambit might be the most difficult issue for the actor, as he currently has two films in post-production (“The Lego Movie,” “Foxcatcher”). He is also filming “Jupiter Ascending” with Mila Kunis, and is about to start shooting his “21 Jump Street” sequel, “22 Jump Street” with Jonah Hill.