When Will We See Gambit?


While Marvel is busy with “Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” there is another franchise that’s getting a lot of hype nowadays. Fox’s “X-Men” movie series are looking at their seventh installment so far, and things are getting pretty hectic among the comic fans and action genre-lovers alike.

With “X-Men: Apocalypse” coming out next year and new characters being mentioned in both rumors and reveals, questions about certain classic names are popping up everywhere. And one of those names is Gambit.

The card-shuffling, energy channeling, ragin’ Cajun is set to be played by Channing Tatum.

This character is a fan-favorite, and certain expectations come with that kind of rep. It was still unclear whether we’ll see even a glimpse of Gambit in the upcoming “X-Men” flick until Tatum himself cleared the air.

While talking to MTV during CinemaCon, Channing Tatum was asked if there is a link between Gambit and the next movie.

And the actor responded: “I don’t know if I’m at liberty to say, but I think we want to… I don’t think I want to introduce Gambit until you can really explain who Gambit is.”

Well, that sums things up quite nicely. The fact that Gambit won’t be showing up in “X-Men: Apocalypse” might seem like a bad thing at first, but once you realize that they’ll have to give the guy a solo movie in order to explain who he is, you’ll see that this is actually great news!

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“X-Men: Apocalypse” has a May 27, 2016 release date, and as for Gambit, you can expect to see Tatum throw energy-filled cards while wielding a staff in October the same year.