Channing Tatum won’t be appearing as Gambit in the upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ movie due out next year…
It looks like Channing Tatum’s debut as Gambit will happen in his own solo movie planned for release next October and not in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.
While Tatum was always skeptical about possibly appearing in the upcoming film from director Bryan Singer, there always remained a possibility that he could pop in or make his first appearance as the character before the solo ‘Gambit’ movie opens several months later.
Tatum confirmed in a Reddit AMA on Wednesday that he’s definitely not going to appear in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.
“No ma’am, or sir. I definitely will not,” Tatum answered when asked about the upcoming ‘X-Men’ sequel.
The good news is Tatum is excited to begin work on the ‘Gambit’ movie now that director Rupert Wyatt is on board along with a script that apparently has the ‘Magic Mike XXL’ actor ready to tackle the popular mutant character.
“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,” Tatum said. “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.”
Whether Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ will appear in future ‘X-Men’ films remains to be seen, but his first appearance will be in the stand alone movie due out on October 7, 2016.
Meanwhile, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will be released on May 27, 2016.