There has been a lot of movement since news first hit the internet that Fox is showing interest to develop a standalone movie for Marvel’s Gambit starring Channing Tatum. The “22 Jump Street” star was recently confirmed to play the card-throwing superhero by “X-Men” producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
Details of the film are still kept under wraps, and while his involvement is not officially announced, Tatum hinted at Fox’s plans in a recent interview with MTV News:
“Creatively, we’re starting to chug forward. Obviously there’s nothing [official],”
“There are only conversations and dreams right now, really.”
“We’ve talked about it being a standalone, first, and actually trying to change the ‘hero, superhero movie.’ Because Gambit is not your typical hero. He’s a thief. He walks on the gray. I’m hoping we can change it a little bit, and then ultimately feather into the other ones.”
Tatum was originally set to take on the role as the Louisiana thief in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.