Channing Tatum recently revealed the reason why his film “Gambit” needs to be made. The actor participated in an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit and said that while Gambit is not a very popular comic book character, it is an interesting prospect for Marvel to take on something it hasn't done before.
“I just really think because Gambit is not 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 said.
Tatum also praised director Rupert Wyatt, who was hired last week, saying Wyatt really believes in the film and wants to make it. Wyatt made his directional debut with 2009's “The Escapist,” which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and also directed the 2011 blockbuster, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
“Gambit” will center on a human mutant who is born with superhuman abilities and can manipulate pure kinetic energy, which he uses to charge playing cards and other objects to turn them into explosive projectiles. He was a part of a thieves’ guild before becoming a member of X-Men. His love interest is Rogue and he shares a stressful relationship with her. It is not known whether Rogue will appear in “Gambit,” or who will play the role.
It also has yet be confirmed what Gambit's uniform will look like. In the comics, he is known for a headpiece and brown overcoat. He carries a stick in his hand and wears high boots.
Tatum previously told Screen Rant that the costume has yet to be finalized. “He’s kind of really known for having this headpiece that you gotta figure out. It’s gonna be a slow figuring out of the design,” he said.
“Gambit” is scheduled to hit theaters Oct. 7, 2016.