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CBMB: Channing Tatum Talks ‘Gambit’

By Muuka Muyumba

Fox looks to expand its stamp on their X-Men franchise by putting together a Gambit film next fall. The star of that film, Channing Tatum, answered some Reddit AMA questions, mainly about Magic Mike XXL, but also one about Gambit.

He was asked how the production was coming along, and Tatum offered:

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We finally found someone that I really do believe wants to make Gambit, it will be the second standalone character. And i just really think because Gambit is not the most popular or the biggest hero, I think there’s a really unique opportunity. Marvel’s done a lot of great movies that have made a ridiculous amount of money, and it’s always good to figure how to change the form.

Tatum is speaking about the recent hire of Rupert Wyatt as director. No other details of the story have been revealed but Tatum’s statement again suggests that they are trying to do a different take on the character, or at least coming u with a unique story structure compared to other superhero vehicles so far.

Currently slated for October 2016, Gambit will tell the story of the reluctant hero with the power to embed inanimate objects with explosive abilities. Tatum will headline the film with Wyatt to direct a script by Joshua Zemutner.