Although it’s been stuck in production hell for a while now, it appears that the X-Men spinoff film featuring Gambit is finally gaining traction. A new report hit the internet for Gambit that offers a list of characters that will appear in the film. Could this be an official character list for the film?
Gambit gained a solid director in Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), and with Channing Tatum taking the leading role, the film looks well on its way. Shooting is scheduled to begin in New Orleans in the next few months. The character list comes from That Hashtag Show:
[MARIYA] Female, Causcasian, mid 20s – early 30s. Must be 5’11’+. Tall, stunning and willowy, a Parisian glamour girl. Must speak fluent French or do a perfect French accent. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTIONS. [LEWIS] Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected dark side. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION. [MRS. STANTON] Female, Caucasian, 50s. An elegant older woman with a French accent. Must speak fluent French. [NASH] Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s-early 30s. A potent threat. Heir to his mother’s business. Malevolent. [MAGNUS/WOLFGANG] Male, authentic French. 40s. A French criminal. Must speak fluent French. [FRITZ] Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. A professional thief. Charismatic con-artist. Warm hearted but untrustworthy. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION. [WESLEY] Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s-mid 30s. Aspirational but weak minded. Soulful and sensitive. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION. [PIA] Female, Native American, early 20s. Street, tough, punk. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTIONS. [BORIS] Male, mid-20s-30s, Hispanic. Tough, menacing, with a dangerous, craggy character face. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTIONS. [JOE] Male, any ethnicity, 30-50 years old. We are looking for actors 5’6” and under. He’s a gun for hire. He is the black sheep of his family. Not from good breeding but from a working-class family. Short. Puck-like, with an interesting character face.REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTIONS. [CARISSA] Female, mixed race, 10-12 years old. Ethereal and other worldly. Very expressive. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION. [WILHELM] Male, any ethnicity, 30s. Dangerous street criminal. Protective and loyal to his family. Intensely loyal and violent. [GARY] Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s-early 30s. A little simple; dim-witted and passive. [NONA] Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s-30 years old. Uptight, corporate, vicious, sexual. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION. [FRANKLIN] Male, any ethnicity, 20s. An appealing street kid. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION. [BEN] Male, any ethnicity, 20s. Just reaching adulthood. A street kid, a disaffected outsider, an orphan. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION. [HOWARD] Male, Causcasian. 50s. A refined European mobster who speaks fluent French. [VERA] Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s-early 30s. Beautiful, smart, tough, fiery and unpredictable. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION.
Assumptions are that the character ‘Mariya’ is a codename for Bella Donna Boudreaux, who will be the love interest of Remy Etienne LeBeau in the film. Lea Seydoux joined the film in 2015, but it’s assumed she left during the stall in production. Other potential code names are ‘Lewis’ being Mr. Sinister and ‘Carissa’ being a young Candra.