In a recent interview, Channing Tatum reveals that he has not watched a Marvel movie ever since his movie Gambit was canceled. Tatum is known for his role in 21 Jump Street and the series Magic Mike. But the actor has recently turned to directing movies. His debut film as director, Dog, is set to be released on February 18th. The movie is co-directed and produced by Reid Carolin.
Though, this was not the first project that Tatum and Carolin worked on together as the makers. The two were working on a movie about the popular X-Men character, Gambit, back in 2016. According to the reports, they were really close to beginning the project and had even completed the casting process. But in 2019, the series was canceled as the 20th Century Fox merged with Disney, and they had their own ideas for directing Gambit.
Channing Tatum revealed in his interview with Variety, that after the cancelation of Gambit, he hasn’t watched a single MCU film. The cancellation of his project has left him traumatized. He stated that he had connected so well with the character of Gambit and was so ready to play the part, that it almost felt “like losing a friend”.
Losing Gambit Was Too Big For Him
Channing Tatum said that if the project is taken up again he would be ready to play the part of Gambit but not direct it this time. Reid Carolin, too, added that he hopes that maybe someday Disney might reconsider their decision and start the project again. The two are hopeful that Gambit will one day make it to the big screen.
It is quite uncertain to say whether Tatum and Carolin’s Gambit will remain an unmade great film. Or may be it will be realized someday. Maybe the performance of Dog on the big screen will be able to prove it. That Tatum is not just a bankable actor but also an equally talented filmmaker. This might be able to convince Disney to restart the project with Tatum and Carolin.