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Channing Tatum Hints Gambit May Be Introduced in Solo Film First

June 8, 2014 (12:11 pm) GMT
In an attempt to 'change the hero, superhero movie,' the Cajun card player could appear in his own solo movie before joining 'X-Men' members.
Channing Tatum

While details of the first "" film are still kept under wraps, gives a hint at Fox's plan regarding the upcoming spin-off. "We've talked about it being a standalone, first, and actually trying to change the 'hero, superhero movie,' " he said in a chat with MTV News.

"Because Gambit is not your typical hero," so the hunky star explained during the promo tour for his new film "". "He's a thief. He walks on the gray. I'm hoping we can change it a little bit, and then ultimately feather into the other ones."

Although the long-delayed movie has been confirmed by the producer, it's still a long way to go. "The machine of the Marvel world is so ginormous that it's literally like climbing a mountain, getting one of these movies made, and all of the pieces that go along with it," he said.

Gambit was previously played by . Tatum originally landed the role, but he let it go due to scheduling conflicts. "I've been pretty vocal about wanting to be the part of Gambit for a very long time," he said. "It's a weird, pinching-myself moment that we're even having the conversation."

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