Squashing reports saying that Channing Tatum was walking away from the Gambit movie at 20th Century Fox comes a report from The Hollywood Reporter that the actor has closed a deal to to star and produce in the upcoming X-Men spin-off film.
According to the trade, Fox sees Tatum’s character being involved in the X-Men universe for the foreseeable future. Think Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and his involvement over the past fifteen years.
Director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will direct Gambit with Josh Zemuter penning the script, based on a treatment by Chris Claremont. Tatum will produce the film along with Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg.
Gambit is scheduled to hit theaters on October 7, 2016