Channing Tatum Wants To Change Superhero Movies With A Gambit Standalone Movie

X-Men film series producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently announced that Channing Tatum would be the franchise's new Gambit. While that deal isn't quite official yet, Tatum says they're close enough that they've already started discussing ideas for the character.

"Creatively, we're starting to chug forward. Obviously there's nothing [official]," Tatum told MTV. "There are only conversations and dreams right now, really."

While Tatum's Gambit is said to be making his debut in X-Men: Apocalypse, the actor says that they're already talking about a Gambit solo film that would try to do something different by drawing on Gambit's criminal background.

"We've talked about it being a standalone, first, and actually trying to change the 'hero, superhero movie.' Because Gambit is not your typical hero. He's a thief. He walks on the gray. I'm hoping we can change it a little bit, and then ultimately feather into the other ones."

Tatum does admit that they have a long way to go before that vision is a reality.

"The machine of the Marvel world is so ginormous that it's literally like climbing a mountain, getting one of these movies made, and all of the pieces that go along with it," Tatum added.

X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for theatrical release on May 27, 2016.

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