Discard those dreary bits of gossip, mon ami! Channing Tatum is confirmed to be playing Remy LeBeau in the up and coming X-Men spinoff, about the beguiling mutant burglar known as Gambit. Gossipy tidbits not long ago asserted Tatum may be dropping out for the late 2016 tentpole release, much like he’s out for that seperate Ghostbusters motion picture, however fear not. At the point when Tatum seemed in front of an audience amid the Twentieth Century Fox board at Comic-Con donning a Gambit T-shirt, it was a clue of current events.
With respect to the gossipy tidbits about if and when Gambit could show up in X-Men: Apocalypse, a film that is around mostly done shooting in Montreal, he won’t be included in the story, however we wouldn’t be shocked to see him teased and presented in a post-credits, which Marvel is known for. Gambit, truth be told, opens in theaters only a couple of months after Apocalypse in a year where Fox has three Marvel motion pictures (the other being Deadpool).
THR has the scoop, affirming that Channing Tatum has marked on for the Gambit motion picture and their insiders assert that there was really a tiny bit of truth to the gossipy tidbits. There might have been a few obstacles in the transactions in the matter of rates of the back-end gross. Since Tatum basically is leading the venture as a result of his own adoration for the character and association with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner, he’s trying to be to the Gambit establishment what Hugh Jackman is to the Wolverine motion pictures and what Reynolds is to Deadpool. In these cases, the tasks exist in view of the stars’ enthusiasm and individual interest in the separate characters, and it’s conceivable the arrangement may see Tatum secured for a long haul contract.
That is something Fox needs with Jackman reporting that 2017’s untitled Wolverine 3 will be his “last time” donning the claws. Fox is investigating different open doors for bankable “blurb kid” characters with Deadpool and Gambit, both of whom can be collapsed into the center X-Men films not far off.
After reported difficulties in discovering an director for Gambit and the bits of gossip about issues signing Tatum, Gambit is presently in a decent place. Rise of the Planet of the Apes chief Rupert Wyatt is signed on, Tatum is producing and featuring (and right now honing his Cajun accent and card magic), a script draft is as of now prepared, and reports have Fox possibly contributing an enormous $150 million budget for the undertaking.