Channing Tatum Discusses Gambit’s Costume, Accent, and His Card-Throwing Prep Work
Recently announced director Rupert Wyatt will be setting up the film for an October 7, 2016 release but on the Magic Mike XXL press tour, Digital Spy asked Tatum about the progress on the film, including his accent.
“It’s all being worked on at the moment. I’m from the south, so I know who to go to to find the accent. But I haven’t found ‘the guy’ yet, because generally that’s how I do accents,” he said, “Like, I’ll find the person that I want to sound like and not just do a generic Cajun accent. So I haven’t found ‘the guy’ yet but the cards are always… they’re right there, actually.”
Yeah, he literally had the cards along for the press tour. So, that’s cool that he’s already practicing.
They also spoke with Gambit producer Reid Carolin about integrating the film with Fox’s larger X-Men universe.
“I think it’s sort of an evolving conversation and we’re kind of figuring that out as we go but this is a standalone movie and it’s the story of Gambit and we’ll probably gradually integrate that character into the X-Men universe as we go,” he said, “And as far as what characters from the X-Men universe make it into the movie, we’re not exactly sure yet, so we’re figuring it out. It’s still at the script stage.
We previously heard Tatum was pretty happy with said script, calling it “killer.” Carolin said, “It’s really just his story in New Orleans and I think the fans of that character will be really happy with some of the creative choices Josh Zetumer, our script writer made.”
Speaking of the fans, Digital Spy also asked if we’d be seeing Gambit’s traditional costume from Marvel Comics.
Tatum said, “That’s kind of the fun part, to massage it, you can’t just, like, do it how people think. You want to give it some base of reality. If you do do it, you got to make it sort of relative to the reality.”
(via Comic Book Resources)
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