Channing Tatum Still Working on Accent for “Gambit”

Facebook says 2016 is set to be an explosive year for comic book films. While Marvel Studios will be releasing the first two films of the MCU’s Phase III, specifically “Captain America: Civil War” and “Doctor Strange,” Warner Brothers will be fully igniting its shared universe with “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad,” and 20th Century Fox will offer a triple threat in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Deadpool,” and “Gambit.” With “Apocalypse” in the production stage of movie-making and “Deadpool” having concluded its filming, lots of details have emerged regarding those films; some being true and others merely rumors. Eyes have turned toward the early stages of the “Gambit” film.

While the mutant character is known for his acrobatic stunts and an ability to charge objects with explosive energy, Gambit’s French Cajun accent is the leading characteristic that fans consider. Tatum’s latest comments regarding his vocal training point toward continuing refinement of the voice. Tatum has admitted that although he hails from the southern U.S., Alabama specifically, and knows who to consult to learn the dialect, he doesn’t want his dialogue to come off as a stereotypical Cajun twang.

As for details regarding the film’s content, “Gambit” will serve as an origin story occurring within the bayous and boardwalks of New Orleans, Louisiana. Tatum also commented that this version of the character will have a more low-key, realistic costume than was popularized for the character since the 1990s.

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