While promoting his latest film "Magic Mike XXL," which he produced, co-wrote and stars in, Tatum told Comic Book Resources that even at the early stage of planning, he's found himself getting excited about his upcoming turn as the card-flinging Cajun X-Man, particularly the opportunities to make it stand out from other comic book-derived fare.
"We're so early in it," Tatum told CBR of the film's developing story. "I really have some things in mind, but who knows -- it's pretty fluid at this point. I do believe that [director] Rupert [Wyatt] and I have the exact same vision of what we want to do. We want it to be different. I think Gambit is a really specific sort of character to not do some of these other things that some of the other superheroes kind of have to do. It's who they are. I think his character lends itself to doing something maybe slightly different."
And given the character's gifts with bio-kinetic energy, including superhuman speed and agility and the actor's own nimble dancing skills, will Tatum also be throwing in some "Magic Mike"-style choreography into the mix? "Who knows?" chuckled the actor. "You never know what time [period] it's going to be set in."