Gambit star Channing Tatum recently sat down with Empire magazine to talk the upcoming X-Men spin-off film, and along the way offered some new details about the film that will depict the origin story of everybody's favorite card-flinging mutant.

Among them is the idea that Gambit isn't your traditional hero, a detail that sounds like it will be making its way into the film.

"He's kind of a tortured soul and he's not a good guy," Tatum says about Gambit. "But he's not a bad guy, either. He walks his own path. And of course he plays cards and drinks and is a martial-arts badass!"

In the Marvel Universe, Gambit hails from Louisiana. Tatum, too, is from the South, so he is excited about bringing that kind of southern fried hero to life on screen. After reading the latest draft of the script from screenwriter from Josh Zetumer, Tatum says Gambit won't be like other superhero movies.

"None of us were sure how he was going to deal with the X-Men world," Tatum tells the magazine. "But we're going to be changing some of the tropes of these movies. It's always about saving the world (laughs), but maybe we're going to shift things a liittle but (sic). There's so many ways you can take [an origin story]. You could do it like Batman Begins, or a different take and go the Guardians Of The Galaxy route. All I can say is, I'm super excited."

Expect more Gambit details in the full issue of Empire, out on newsstands May 28. Rumors have been circulating that Tatum might appear as Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse, which is scheduled to release several months ahead of the character's origin film. Tatum told IGN last month that isn't the case. However, the possibility is still there.

Gambit currently doesn't have a director but is slated for an Oct. 7, 2016 release.

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