20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie has been without a director for over a year now, having initially lost Rupert Wyatt and then his replacement, Doug Liman. Ever since the latter’s exit, there’s been very little movement on the project, leading many fans to believe that Channing Tatum is no longer Fox’s Ragin’ Cajun.
Speaking with Comicbook.com at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, however, Tatum revealed that he’s still very much attached to the project and is even currently working on it with the studio. Here’s what he told the site when he was asked if he’s still Gambit:
“Yeah, of course. We’re working on it right now.”
The actor was announced as Gambit back in 2015 and even attended Fox’s Hall H presentation at Comic-Con that year alongside the casts of X-Men: Apocalypse and Fantastic Four, but he’s yet to make his big screen debut as the fan favorite superhero.
Tatum’s standalone Gambit movie could very well be one of the six mystery Marvel projects Fox recently dated, though there are still several things the studio needs to sort out before it actually happens, such as finding a new director.
Gambit does not currently have a release date.
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.
Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.
Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.
Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!