Channing Tatum Attached to 'Gambit' Spin-Off from 'RoboCop' Writer
Earlier this year, X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner was talking about landing Channing Tatum to play the Cajun, kinetically charged mutant Gambit in his own spin-off film. Then the actor was confirmed to take the role in May, and we've just been waiting to see how it all plays out. Well, Deadline has more details with official word that Tatum is officially attached to the film at 20th Century Fox and the script will be written by RoboCop remake scribe Josh Zetumer, based on a treatment from Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont, the man who created the cool character with Jim Lee back in 1990. More below!
No matter how excited we are that Tatum is leading this film, we can't help but groan at the thought of the writer of the RoboCop remake writing this film. Hopefully the treatment from Chris Claremont helps guide it to a good place. Plus, there's always the chance that Zetumer's script was just ruined by the studio and that's why the new RoboCop was so awful, but we're not sure. Previously we heard that Gambit would be introduced in the X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016 and the solo Gambit film would come after that, but it's not clear if that timeline and plan is still accurate. Stay tuned to find out more.