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.