For years, Channing Tatum was positioned to join Marvel as Gambit in a film of the same name. For months, fans have been showered with updates about a project that comic book fans have been waiting for. Unfortunately, the star of Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street was not entitled to his feature film since 20th Century Fox canceled it. If the actor now tries his hand at directing with Dog, co-directed with Reid Carolin. A film scheduled for February 18 in which a Ranger and his dog drive at top speed along the Pacific coast to arrive in time for the funeral of a comrade. If we could believe that Channing Tatum had mourned Gambit, this is not necessarily the case.
Interviewed by Variety (via ScreenRant), the actor makes a funny confidence.
Since the cancellation of Gambit, Channing Tatum can’t watch Marvel movies anymore.
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Channing Tatum felt very close to Gambit
Channing Tatum did not digest the cancellation of Gambit and made a drastic decision. Since the project is no longer in the works, the actor no longer watches Marvel films. Yet ubiquitous for almost ten years on our screens, the star of Magic Mike avoids the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It must be said that the actor felt ready to play Gambit and felt a lot of love for the character.
Once Gambit was cancelled, I was so traumatized. I turned off the Marvel machine. I haven’t watched any of the movies. I loved this character, I’m just too sad. It’s like losing a friend because I was so ready to embody it.
Marvel fans now have to deal with the cancellation of Gambit. 20th Century Fox has never disclosed the reasons for this decision. But one thing is certain: if the project were to be revived, Channing Tatum seems ready to return!
Unfortunately for the star’s fans, Dog does not have a cinema release date in France.