Channing Tatum may return as Gambit in the upcoming Deadpool 3 as Ryan Reynolds campaigns for his cameo appearance, according to scooper DanielRPK. For years, Tatum has been linked to the character which fans have first seen on screen in the 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The character was played by Taylor Kitsch.
The Gambit film has been planned and canceled even before the shooting started. Channing Tatum was chosen for the role, and several directors have been attached to the project. Ultimately, it never happened after Disney acquired the character and decided to shelve the project. Tatum admitted it was a traumatizing loss for him.
Channing Tatum Might Finally Play Gambit In Deadpool 3
According to DanielRPK, Reynolds wants Tatum to appear in Deadpool 3, regardless of the role. This brings a lot of hope for fans as there is a possibility that the studio may revive Gambit and finally let Channing Tatum play the character. In an interview with Variety, the actor said:
“I shut off my Marvel machine. I haven’t been able to see any of the movies. I loved that character. It was just too sad. It was like losing a friend because I was so ready to play him.”
Tatum also shared that his version of Remy LeBeau would have the same tone and vibe as the first Deadpool movie. While his return is not yet confirmed, and many characters appearing in Deadpool 3 have not been revealed, one thing for sure is that we have Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
Deadpool 3 May Get Too Gruesome, No Surprise There
Reynolds confessed that having Jackman play Wolverine alongside Deadpool is a dream come true for him. He admitted it is something that does not happen too often in filmmaking. Other actor rumored to appear in Deadpool 3 also includes Owen Wilson. He is rumored to reprise his role as Agent Mobius, Time Variance Authority.
Plot details for Deadpool 3 are still kept a mystery; however, Rob Liefeld has already suggested a gory story for both Wade Wilson and Logan. He reasoned that both of them have extreme healing abilities, so it would not be a problem if they decided to decapitate each other.
Deadpool 3 is set to arrive in theaters on November 8, 2024.
Source: DanielRPK on Twitter