While it has been announced that Channing Tatum will be playing the role of everyone’s favorite Cajun mutant from X-Men, there is now more confirmed reports of the stand alone Gambit film underway. According to reports, Josh Zetumer, whose previous works include the Robocop reboot, will serve as screenwriter for the film. Hit the jump to learn more.
In addition to starring, Channing Tatum will also be producing Gambit, alongside fellow producer, Reid Carolin. This will not be the first time that Carolin and Tatum have workeed together as she is a partner of his production company, Free Association. Previously, they both collaborated on Magic Mike. Even though this may not appropriately serve as a preview of what we can expect from untitled Gambit film, considering that the first Magic Mike made enough money to warrant a sequel (Magic Mike XXL), hopefully this project will be just as successful, if not more.
Zetumer will be drawing inspiration from a treatment written by comic book writer, Chris Claremont. Not only is Chris Claremont one of X-Men’s most prolific writers but he also happens to be one of the co-creators of the title character. Remy LeBeau aka Gambit was created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee in 1990 and started gaining steam when he appeared in the X-Men Saturday morning cartoon series. It’s safe to say that if Claremont’s work will be serving as inspiration then Zetumer’s script will probably be true to the source material.
While not much is known yet, the Gambit movie will likely tie-in with the Bryan Singer X-Men universe. And it is only rumored that Gambit will make his debut in the X-Men: Apocalypse film. If this is the case, what does this mean for the film career of the kinetically-charged Cajun? Considering that it has already been announced that the X-Men: Apocalypse film will be the conclusion of the X-Men; First Class films, could this mean we will be seeing more Gambit movies in the future? Let’s hope so.
A release date for Gambit is yet to be announced.