In an interview with The Daily Beast regarding True Detective, actor Taylor Kitsch spoke about Gambit, a role he originated in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and which Channing Tatum will take over in an upcoming solo film in 2016. When asked if he had been given a chance to reprise the role before Tatum was cast, Kitsch had this to say.
“Um…no, I didn’t have a go. Ever since we finished the movie, it’s never really been an option. But no, I wish [Channing] nothing but the best. It was a fun character to play, and I learned a lot working with Hugh [Jackman] and had an amazing time in Australia. I’m sure they’re doing their own thing with it, and I’m sure Channing will be great.”