Uh-oh. There’s some trouble afoot for ‘Gambit,’ the ‘X-Men’ movie which was set to star Channing Tatum. With Channing potentially exiting, the entire project is experiencing some serious trouble!
Twentieth Century Fox’s Gambit, which was originally going to star Channing Tatum, is in a ton of turmoil as reports are swirling that the hunky leading man is now departing the film. From director Rupert Wyatt, the movie has been a passion project for Channing for years now, which had reportedly helped push the studio to get production moving. However, the team may have to start looking for a new lead– and quick– as the film is currently set for an October, 2016 release.
“Something is up,” a source close to the film told The Wrap as to whether there are currently issues regarding Channing’s involvement in the film. The discrepancy comes just on the heels of Channing’s appearance at this year’s Comic-Con, during which he definitely alluded to his part in the film.
Complicating matters further, Channing (alongside his partner Reid Carolin) is also a producer on the film, a role which he may or may not continue to uphold if he departs the movie on the acting front. Nothing is for certain yet, though, and the source also added that discussions are still very much taking place.
Gambit originally appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, and was played by fellow gorgeous man, Taylor Kitsch. Gambit, also known as Remy LeBeau, is a New Orleans thief and uses his powers to manipulate kinetic energy for evil. But, duh. Producers have been testing a ton of actresses for the female lead, including Lea Seydoux, however, no official casting on any front has been announced just yet.
Do you guys hope that Channing makes it work on the project? Or do you think someone else should take on the big bad baddy?
— Casey Mink