There has been a lot of talk about the potential Gambit movie for quite some time now and, when Channing Tatum was finally cast in the role of the fans favourite X-Men character, we all got excited about the film finally happening. Channing spoke with such passion about playing Gambit and has even spoken about how he is preparing to play the role, exciting fans even further.
There was then talk about the possibility of Channing Tatum making his debut as Gambit in the new movie X-Men: Apocalypse, although that was denied and it was insisted that we would have to wait for the Gambit solo movie. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt came on board to direct the Gambit film and things have been looking very promising, until now.
There are some new reports doing the rounds, suggesting that Channing Tatum is now looking to exit the Gambit project and is planning on quitting as the character, following some issues between the actor and Fox regarding his deal. While it has also been claimed that these issues could be resolved, the reports have suggested that Rupert Wyatt is now looking for a replacement actor.
It will be interesting to see just what is going to happen with this project and, if Channing Tatum does officially quit as Gambit in the X-Men movies, which actor will be brought on board to replace him, or will they decide to put the character on hold?
by Jon Galt