channing tatum has been attached to star in a movie about cult-favorite "X-Men" character Gambit for a few years now. However, despite all the talk, the movie has never gotten off the ground. While promoting his new movie "Logan," producer Simon Kinberg said that the "Gambit" movie was still in the works.

Even better than that, Kinberg also said that Tatum is as dedicated to getting "Gambit" made as Ryan Reynolds was when it came to making "Deadpool."

Gambit's 'X-Men' movie appearance

While Gambit is a very popular 'X-Men' character from the comics, he has only appeared in one movie in the franchise's history.

Just like "Deadpool," the character appeared in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and was played by "Friday Night Lights" actor Taylor Kitsch.

While the movie itself was a disappointment, Gambit was one of the highlights of the film. However, unlike Ryan Reynolds' "Deadpool," who was the biggest reason for the movie failing to entertain comic fans, Kitsch was not invited back to play Gambit in a later movie.

Gambit in the comics

The Gambit from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" was very close to the character from the comics. He is a New Orleans-based cajun antihero. As a child, the character was taken in by a Thieves Guild in the area and developed his skills as a master thief, although he was not necessarily a villain - instead more of a Robin Hood character.

Interestingly, his biggest storyline was his romance with Rogue, played in the X-Men movie universe by Anna Paquin. While she last appeared in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," it appears that the movie franchise is moving away from the original cast.

Channing Tatum as Gambit

When the news first broke that Channing Tatum was playing Gambit, it seemed wrong.

Tatum is not cajun and outside of being really buff he doesn't seem to fit the character from the comics. However, when Kinberg compared Tatum to Ryan Reynolds, that was a huge sign for the "X-Men" spin-off movie.

Reynolds loved the character of Deadpool so much that he used all his power to ensure that the movie was Rated-R and portrayed the character the way comic book fans expected.

If Tatum loves the character as much as he says, that could go a long way to finally presenting Gambit to comic fans in the best light possible.

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