Disney has officially shelved the Channing Tatum Gambit movie.
As noted by Exhibitor Relations Co. on Twitter, three previously untitled Fox/Marvel films scheduled for June 26, 2020; October 2, 2020; and March 5, 2021, have all been removed from Disney’s slate. That account also noted Gambit, which was last dated for March 13, 2020, has too been removed from the House of Mouse’s schedule.
Although X-Men fans might be disappointed at the news, none will be more disappointed than Tatum himself. The actor often spoke about his excitement at the chance to bring Gambit to life and even spent time thinking about the critical details of the character, including his Cajun accent. At one point, it also seemed like Tatum would direct the movie in an attempt to get it off the ground faster.
Additionally, reports have suggested that the film was targeting an early 2019 production start date.
At this time, it’s expected the Fantastic Four and X-Men will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the latter won’t appear for “a very long time.” Disney CEO Bob Iger has teased the possibility Deadpool might remain R-rated.