Channing Tatum Closes Deal To Star In GAMBIT Movie

Channing Tatum Closes Deal To Star In GAMBIT Movie

Channing Tatum Closes Deal To Star In GAMBIT Movie

Despite troubling reports that the G.I. Joe star was threatening to abandon 20th Century Fox's Gambit adaptation, new reports reveal Channing Tatum has officially closed a deal to star the X-Men spin-off.

Following reports earlier this week that said 20th Century Fox's Gambit may lose Channing Tatum, The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that the studio and Magic Mike star have closed a deal. The trade source goes on to reveal that negotiations almost fell through partially due to there being uncertainty about the nature of Tatum's multi-picture role. Apparently, with Hugh Jackman gearing up for his last run as the Wolverine, Fox is looking to Remy LeBeau aka Gambit as a new anchor in the X-Men universe with the mutant headlining his own films and appearing in others.

Furthermore, The Hollywood Reporter notes "backend compensation was also a sticking point" in Tatum threatening to exit the project. Nevertheless, with Rupert Wyatt directing, Gambit is still on schedule to start filming in October, and open in theaters on October 7, 2016. What do you think?
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