Slowly but surely, 20th Century Fox’s Gambit spinoff is beginning to fall into place.
Channing Tatum, who has been the one constant since the X-Men offshoot was announced, remains attached to the part of Remy LeBeau, while the studio recently staked out a concrete release date (spoilers: it’s Valentine’s Day 2019).
Details are still few and far between, but That Hashtag Show has now relayed a list of character descriptions that suggest Fox is casting with sequels in mind – a fair portion of the vacant parts come bearing the caveat, “role requires sequel options.” From what we understand, all of the names used are merely codenames, so don’t read too much into that – for what it’s worth, Mariya appears to be a pseudonym for Bella Donna, the role given to Léa Seydoux prior to Gambit‘s production woes.
Ditto for Lewis, as an “appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected dark side” certainly conjures up an image of Dr. Nathaniel Essex (AKA Mr. Sinister), a villainous part that’s seemingly been earmarked for Daniel Craig.
Here’s the full rundown:
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.”
That alleged character breakdown continues below:
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.”
From street-smart youngsters to refined European mobsters, 20th Century Fox is clearly casting the net far and wide – assuming these findings are on point, of course.
Gambit will finally – finally! – see a release on February 14th, 2019. But in the meantime, you can chime in with your own thoughts, comments, and predictions via the usual place.
Source: That Hashtag Show