Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie is currently without a director, but it may at least have a plot.
Rumored plot details from the film suggest that Tatum’s debut as Gambit, which he hopes will the first film in a series, will reveal Gambit’s origins as a thief in New Orleans, then set up a heist plot with mutants, including on the X-Men’s deadliest villains.
Here are the details from Splash Report:
"Remy Lebeau (Channing Tatum) is on trial in New Orleans. He’s considered a huge security risk. We flashback to almost 25 years before. Master thief Luke Lebeau runs into eight-year-old Gambit while doing a heist. Impressed by his skills, he offers to take the mutant orphan under his wings. Raised alongside other strays he calls 'cousins', the teenage Gambit becomes the superstar of the Thief Guild. He encounters Bella Donna Boudreaux while on the run from the police. Sparks immediately fly since Bella is also a fellow mutant. Their love is directly prohibited by both families since the Boudreaux are sworn enemies of the Lebeau clan. Deciding to unite the two sides, Remy offers to have the two clans team up on a HUGE heist to profit both families. Of course, the whole plan goes awry, and in the chaos, Maryanne Boudreaux shoots and kill Luke Lebeau.
"We jump to 10 years later; Gambit is hired to do a job in Paris to steal something from the Louvre Museum. It was apparently a test job to see if he still has it. His mysterious employer is revealed to be Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Mr. Sinister. He offers Gambit 40 million to recover a mysterious trunk that was stolen by the Boudreaux clan. It will be auctioned off during the yearly Thieves Ball where all the criminal organizations in the world meet up. It uses New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebrations as a cover. Gambit decides to enlist a crew of mutants to pull off this seemingly impossible heist…"
The film seems loosely based on Gambit’s Marvel Comics origin story combined with Gambit’s involvement in organizing the Marauders for Mr. Sinister, the murderous group of mutants who slaughtered the Morlocks during the “Mutant Massacre” event.
Whether these details are accurate and whether the movie will ever find its way out of development hell remains to be seen. The last update suggested that the script was being rewritten, but the film still doesn’t have a director after losing first Rupert Wyatt and then Dough Liman. Channing Tatum is known to be passionate about the character, and he's currently at work as a producer on the film, but the early 2018 target production start date for the film is seeming less and less likely as time marches on.
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