Published On: Mon, Jan 11th, 2016

‘Gambit’ to match comic book, Channing Tatum a huge fan

Fox is expanding their X-Men franchise and star Channing Tatus is set to lead their superhero vehicle and X-Men spinoff film Gambit, which has a director again, and Tatum officially locked in.

Gambit comic book 1993

Marvel comics’ “Gambit #1”

Speaking to Empire Magazine, producer Simon Kinberg describes Gambit as “a sexy PG-13 heist film,” and says that Tatum will be drawing inspiration from the comics he loves.

“Channing is a big fan of the comic,” Kinberg says, “so the accent, the attitude, the costume in many way, will be in the film. And he’s a character with a complex backstory – we’re playing him as a thief in the film, and that’s a big part of the story.”

Director Doug Liman can take the “complex” and “convoluted” Gambit in various different directions: costumes and origins.

Comicbook.com notes that the “heist” theme may be an interesting direction for the new film and “…they should really look towards the most recent Gambit solo comic for inspiration. Written by James Asmus, the series was basically a mutant version of the Thomas Crown Affair.”

Spectre actress Léa Seydoux is rumored to also be attached with an October 7, 2016 release still set.

That said, a ton of news, casting and details would need to move ahead very quickly to make the deadline.

Geeks of Doom equated “The story of Bella” to “Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Gambit and Bella started out as best friends, but little did they know, they both came from rival Guilds. Gambit is associated with the Thieves Guild, while Belladonna has a connection to the Assassin’s Guild. In an attempt to unite the two guilds into one, and quell the rivalry, their fathers arranged the two to be married. But Bella’s brother had challenged Remy to a fight, and Remy killed him. As punishment, Gambit was exiled from New Orleans.”

Gambit photo Marvel comics

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