Not So Fast! Channing Tatum Signs on for Gambit


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 ClaremontTatum will produce the film along with Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg.

Gambit is scheduled to hit theaters on October 7, 2016

Channing Tatum Exits X-Men Spinoff ‘Gambit’ According to Reports


The Wrap is reporting that Channing Tatum is planning to exit the upcoming X-Men spinoff, Gambit amidst concern about the budget according to sources. This comes as director Rupert Wyatt planned to begin filming in October. Screen tests for the film’s female lead are underway with Blue is the Warmest ColorLea Seydoux among the actresses reading for the part.

Tatum recently surprised attendees by showing up at Fox’s X-Men panel at San Diego Comic Con.

More as it becomes available

Gambit is scheduled for release October 7, 2016

Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Director Announced


Entertainment Weekly is reporting that  director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) has been chosen to direct the 2016 Gambit movie. The film stars Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending) in the titular role. The film will be produced by Tatum as well as Lauren Schuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Reid Carolin.

Gambit, a.k.a. Remy LeBeau is one of the most popular X-Men characters who, recently, made his debut into the cinematic universe of the franchise in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine then played by Taylor Kitsch (Battleship). This will be the characters first solo outing.

Gambit has the ability to mentally create, control, and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his desire. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in card-throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a staff. Gambit is known to charge playing cards and other objects with kinetic energy, using them as explosive projectiles. He was part of a thieves’ guild before becoming a member of the X-Men.


The film is set for an October 7, 2016 release.