It's Official! Channing Tatum Closes The Deal To Play GAMBIT!


Apparently NOW the word now after all the ruckus about actor Channing Tatum disbanding from Twentieth Century Fox's production of the comic book adaptation, Gambit, is that he's officially closed a deal to star. A new report by CBM via THR suggests there was uncertainty as to whether or not Tatum would be able to return for multiple movies seeing as how the studio is looking forward to replacing Hugh Jackman as its Marvel franchise mainstay while he finishes his last stint as The Wolverine.

Gambit was created by Jim Lee and Chris Clairemont and unveiled in X-Men comic book universe beginning in 1990, sporting a cajun accent with impeccable charm and the ability to charge most objects with energy, rendering them explosive. Tatum has long been in the running to star, and much to the delight of executives at Fox, including Lauren Shuler Donner who has produced all of the studio's Marvel X-Men movies so far, including Jackman's final Wolverine film in 2017 and next year's release of X-Men: Apocalypse to name a few.

So there we have it. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt is directing the darn thing from Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer's script and filming will begin soon in Louisiana for an October 7 release next year. The X-Men franchise has been quite epic so far, and with the studio moving on from Wolverine to vehicles like Deadpool and Gambit, the next several years should get even more interesting.

Personally I'm glad that Tatum has solidified his place in the film's production aside seeing as how much he's worked toward it. Sure, he's got his hands on other projects as well and that's fine, but an integral figure like Gambit has been long missing from the X-Men movies, so this was well worth the surprise. And if there are more Gambit titles to come, so be it.
Stay tuned for more info!

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