reporting by Josh Horowitz
Tatum and Christina Applegate stopped by our San Diego Comic-Con headquarters on Friday (July 26) to promote “Book of Life,” but of course we couldn’t help but ask Tatum about taking on the role of the beloved X-Men character, Gambit — a role he’s craved for basically his entire life.
“I was like, chasing it,” he explained. “Very vigorously. Just bothering [producer] Lauren [Shuler-Donner] like crazy. I was coming in in dress, in full Gambit attire. You name it, I had cards, I had the whole thing.”
This then forced us to ask about Gambit’s token card-throwing skills, which the actor was more than happy to show off — in Josh’s face. Safe to say, if Gambit brings this deck of cards to “Apocalypse,” the X-Men will officially win the war.