Chatting to his fans on a Reddit AMA, Gambit star Channing Tatum briefing spoke about his role in the upcoming film, as well as Magic Mike XXL, that infamous ‘hahaha’ email, Jonah Hill and his perfect sandwich.
About Gambit, he said, “We finally found someone that I really do believe wants to make Gambit, it will be the second standalone character. And I just really think because Gambit is not the most popular or the biggest hero, I think there’s a really unique opportunity. Marvel’s done a lot of great movies that have made a ridiculous amount of money, and it’s always good to figure how to change the form.”
He is referring to the recent announcement that Robert Wyatt from Rise of the Planet of the Apes fame will be directing the standalone Gambit film.
Gambit who is also known as Remy LeBeau, is a mutant who is able to charge objects with energy which makes them explosive, was first featured in X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009 and was played by Taylor Kitsch.
Gambit will be released on October 7th, 2016.