Who should play Gambit in a solo film? If you said anyone other than Channing Tatum you would correct. However, that is not the case. It was revealed yesterday that Tatum has been cast as Gambit which will debut in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse right before appearing in his own solo spin-off film.
At the moment there is no writer or director attached to the project though it is possible that the film could be he “Untitled FOX Marvel Movie” which is currently set for release on July 18, 2018. (However, this has not been confirmed.)
The character of Gambit was created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee in 1990. “Gambit” is a New Orleans native mutant quickly became a fan favorite due to his kinetic energy manipulation abilities and penchant for stealing. The character’s only big screen appearance to date (outside his name being featured as an Easter egg in X2) was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Taylor Kitsch.