Taylor Kitsch was the first one to play Remmy Lebeau in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. After that Fox tried to make a Gambit movie for more than 5 years with Channing Tatum. They scheduled it for a release back in 2015 and continued to delay it until 2020 since no director could stick around for the project. Tatum recently revealed that Fox didn’t want him to direct the film. And ultimately, his Deadpool-style R-Rated romantic comedy got canceled when Disney bought Fox. We all know that Marvel wants to revamp the mutants. But I believe that as soon as they get introduced in the MCU, Gambit should be one of Marvel’s high priority characters right alongside Deadpool and Wolverine. Getting him a solo film may be tough, but he can easily star in his own Disney+ series. And here are our top picks for actors who could play Gambit in the MCU:
Now that Tatum has returned to acting with films like Dog and The Lost City, I don’t see why he should not get a go at Gambit. Fox did not give him a chance to showcase his skills, as he took extensive Card training for the gig. All that effort went in vain. He got so upset that he didn’t watch any Marvel film after his outing got canceled. But I think that he could still have that outing. He is just 41 and could play the character for at least a decade. It would only be fair as he is still very interested in the part! But if Marvel should look for someone younger, then we’ve got…
Older brother Chris already rules the MCU as the God of Thunder. But younger brother Luke could become MCU’s God of Funk! He certainly has the style and the charisma to play Remmy Lebeau. And it’s about time that he should be pulled into the ever-growing Marvel family. He could be a great Cyclops too, but Gambit would just be so much better!
Here’s another actor who has been trying to land an MCU role for so long. He auditioned for Thor but lost the role to we know who. He even tried his luck as Captain America but the other Chris agreed for the part. Well, now could be his turn to shine as he surely has the looks to play a pretty cool Gambit. He is talented enough, and it’s about time that his talents get utilized properly.
Here’s an actor who is no stranger to DC roles. He plays Larry Trainor/Negative Man in HBO Max’s Doom Patrol, but we’ve also heard him voice the Flash in Justice Society: World War II and Superman in Superman: Unbound. He almost got to play the Man of Steel in live-action, in J.J. Abrams and Brett Ratner’s canceled movie, Superman: Flyby. Now maybe after a slew of DC roles, he could join the big leagues with Marvel. He’d be a good choice for leading a Gambit series on Disney+ for sure.
Here’s a completely out-of-the-box choice. If Marvel wants to go for a really young actor, then this 27-year-old could certainly do the job. His stint as the Red Ranger in 2017’s Power Rangers failed but that was no fault of his. Then, he totally redeemed himself with his portrayal of Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things, but that role didn’t last long. Maybe he could join the MCU as young Remmy Lebeau and take his career to new heights.
The Fifty Shades actor recently admitted that he has met with Kevin Feige for a future MCU role. We don’t know what that is right now. We don’t know whether a role has been picked for him at all. It could be another Keanu Reeves situation where he and Marvel keep searching for the right gig until it comes up. And that right part could very well be Gambit! He surely has the sex appeal to pull off the card master.
Here’s another lean handsome actor who would be perfect for Gambit. We loved him as the Prince Caspian in Narnia. He was pretty cool in Westworld, and he certainly proved people wrong as Jigsaw in the two seasons of Netflix’s The Punisher. But now, the MCU could surely bring him in as Remmy Leabeau in the near future.
Looking at this concept art, I think most people would agree that Kinnaman could really pull off a stunning version of Gambit. He has an amazing voice. And now that he is done with his DC role of The Suicide Squad franchise he could find safe haven within the MCU. What say you??? Is he Gambit material?
Which of these actors do you think should play Gambit? Do you have some other names in your mind? Let us know your preferences in the comments.