Not too long ago, we finally received official confirmation that Channing Tatum would be playing fan-favorite Gambit in future X-Men films. However, exact details on his role in the series have been unclear. With so many films already in the franchise, and Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox working hard to build upon their already established universe, how is Gambit going to factor into all of it?
Earlier today, we spoke to Tatum while he was in NYC promoting his new film 22 Jump Street, and asked him where we can expect to see Gambit show up first. He confirmed that the character will get a solo outing before he appears in X-Men: Apocalypse, and that he’s hoping to do something different with the film than what we’re used to seeing with superhero flicks.
Check out his exact quote below:
It will probably just be a standalone film before Apocalypse. That’s if it does well. If it doesn’t do well, I probably won’t make it into Apocalypse [laughs]. It would be an honor to get to do it. Marvel is such an amazing, huge machine. Just to get to embody the character would be an honor. We’re going to try and change it up a little bit and do something slightly different than what your normal superhero movie is. So we’ll see if it works.
With X-Men: Apocalypse set for a May 27th, 2016 release, this means that we’ll be seeing a Gambit solo film at some point within the next two years, which is pretty exciting. I would imagine that 20th Century Fox wants to introduce him to audiences well before Apocalypse arrives, so a 2015 release date seems likely for the Gambit spinoff.
Tell us, are you excited to hear that the character will be getting his own film before X-Men: Apocalypse, or would you have preferred to see it the other way around? Sound off below!