So we're getting a Gambit movie whether we like it or not.
I really hope they give him a decent costume, even if he doesn't get a decent script (any bets against it being an origin story?). I'm saying this because Gambit has one of the lamest costumes ever - in the same league as Jubilee (what's with those stupid shades?) and Namor (don't fish-scale speedos chafe?). The trenchcoat/compression vest/jeggings combo is not cool. It screams campus hipster: the kind of guy who drinks organic lattes and judges you for reading Kant because you can read Kant but unlike him, you don't get Kant. You just don't.
Also, his mask: what is up with the mask? It covers everything but his face. I think that's why Tatum got the greenlight for the role. Someone saw him in Foxcatcher wearing his wrestling headgear and was like "This guy looks like that superhero from the X-Men. Not the popular one with the claws. The lame one with the confused accent. That one. Let's make a movie with him." Seriously, it's like the dude is wearing orthodontic-headgear...which I suppose appeals to a certain demographic.
And why does he have playing cards and a quarterstaff? Pick one. Wolverine has claws; not claws and a yo-yo. Cyclops has his visor; not a visor and super-soaker. Maybe it's because Gambit is that lame that he needs two weapons.
Also, dressing him like some cut-rate knock-off of The Riddler doesn't help. I'm looking at you, Taylor Kitsch. What the hell was that anyway? Dude looked like he was powered by Pimp Articles.
Give him something functional but fashionable, sensible but stylish. Give him anything but what he's got right now. Please.