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Channing Tatum Reveals He Still Calls Marvel Studios From Time to Time for Gambit Movie

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Channing Tatum was once attached to an X-Men spinoff movie that got canceled. The actor was supposed to star as Gambit, a crime-fighting mutant that had the power to convert potential to kinetic energy. Sounds a bit dull, right? Well, the character of Gambit is one of the renowned mutants with literally unlimited energy that he can bend to his will.

Channing Tatum was left devasted when the project was canceled but reveals that he calls Marvel Studios from time to time to check up on the progress. The actor stated that he has mentally let go of the project and yet hopes that the movie will someday see the light of day.

Channing Tatum.
Channing Tatum.

Channing Tatum Eagerly Awaits For Gambit

Gambit is an eagerly awaited movie that stayed in development and never came to light. The movie had Channing Tatum attached as the lead role (which he so dearly loved) but the acquisition of Fox and Marvel by Disney made things a bit…complicated.

Channing Tatum wants a Gambit movie desperately.
Channing Tatum wants a Gambit movie desperately.

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The Magic Mike actor addressed the years of delay for Gambit in his interview with Vanity Fair. Stating that he has had to let go of the project both spiritually and mentally, Tatum still calls Marvel Studios from time to time in hopes of reigniting the extinguished flame that was Gambit.

“It got swallowed up into Disney by way of Marvel when they bought Fox, and ultimately I just think that the tone of the movie we wanted to make was very far from what they wanted to do—or, you know, maybe they’re waiting to see how they do it with us or without us. We call every once in a while, but we’ve got to spiritually, emotionally, kind of mentally let it go.”

The 21 Jump Street actor also revealed that there were also some scheduling conflicts that made the project more difficult than it was.

“I was working a lot. I had gotten to work with some of my favorite directors. I had checked boxes that I would never have hoped to dream about. But something just wasn’t quite filling me up. I was sort of kind of just trying not to be bad in movies, instead of being good. And I was kind of going, ‘What’s…’ And it really had nothing to do with my work. It was really about my life.”

Being one of the powerful mutants, the project called Gambit is currently referred to as an unproduced movie. The movie has not been officially canceled yet and there are still hopes that Tatum might get to star as the mutant in the future.

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Channing Tatum Also Wants To Star In The Ghost Remake

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street.

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Ghost is a 1990 American romantic movie that was well-received by the audience. In the above-mentioned interview, Channing Tatum stated that he has the rights to the original movie and would very much like to develop a remake of the original.

“We have the rights to Ghost. But we’re going to do something different. I think it needs to change a little bit.”

The original 1990 movie had some stereotypical scenes that clearly would not work by today’s standards. As of yet, the movie has not been greenlit but Channing Tatum wishes to star in the role of Sam Wheat (which was portrayed by Patrick Swayze).

Source: Vanity Fair

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.