According to The Wrap, the deal for Channing Tatum to play Gambit in the X-Men stand-alone movie has unraveled, with Tatum apparently exiting the project. The reason for the exit from the Rupert Wyatt directed film is as yet unclear, though he was meant to begin screen test with Blue is the Warmest Color actress Lea Seydoux. Details beyond that are fuzzy.
One person whose ears have no doubt perked is the man who originated the role, Taylor Kitch, who is probably like: PUT ME IN COACH.
The movie is slated for release next October, and shooting was set to begin soon. They’re gonna have to find a replacement quick, and Kitsch already owns the hat.
Producers have not yet been able to reach out, as he’s either out riding a motorcycle or constipated. Or both.
I’m sure he’s warming up his fart-sniffing face, should he get the call. AND HE SHOULD.
Source: The Wrap