Channing Tatum’s X-Men Character to be revealed in X-Men spin-off, ‘Gambit’
FOX has officially confirmed a movie that has long been rumored. Production for a Gambit spinoff from X-Men, starring Channing Tatum is ramping up.
According to Deadline:
Fox has set Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer to write the screenplay. The studio has officially attached Tatum as star, and to produce with his Free Association partner Reid Carolin, The Donners Company’s Lauren Shuler Donner, and Genre Films’ Simon Kinberg.
The screenplay will be based on a treatment penned by legendary Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont, who with Jim Lee created the character for Marvel in 1990. The storyline is being kept under wraps.
Channing Tatum has been pushing for the lead role in the movie for a long time. Channing Tatum is currently in Savannah, Georgia filming the sequel to Magic Mike. In addition to starring in the X-Men spinoff, Tatum will be working alongside Jonah Hill once again for the sequel to 22 Jump Street. Needless to say but, Channing Tatum is on fire. He will need to practice his card tricks, however.