Did Hugh Jackman Just Tease Channing Tatum’s Potential Debut as Gambit in ‘Deadpool & Wolverine?’

Who Is Channing Tatum Playing in Deadpool 3 Is It Gambit

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ is one of the most exciting upcoming projects. It’s the only MCU movie bound to be released in 2024, and judging by the opinions of people who already saw parts of it, it’s going to be an MCU saver and restore the faith of fans in the franchise overall.

Just like with every anticipated project, plenty of rumors are going around about potential cameos, variants, and elements of the movie. Some have been confirmed like Garner’s Elektra, and some remain under speculation, with more and more evidence stacking to supper them – for example, Cavill’s cameo role as Wolverine variant.

One of the most rumored cameos in the movie is Channing Tatum’s Gambit, yes you’ve read that right, Channing Tatum is still expected to show up in ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ and if you’re reading this, you have a pretty good reason to expect it as well, namely, yesterday Hugh Jackman posted a workout photo on his Instagram account which prompted Tatum to comment: ” Letttsss gooo daddy!!!!.”

This paired with the purple text, seems like a pretty low-key way to announce Tatum’s “return” to the role.

Fans are convinced for years now that Tatum will in some form appear as Gambit because his own movie was canceled during the Fox-Disney merge.

The Foxcatcher star and his longtime colleague and producer Reid Carolin had an idea they wanted to pitch to 21st Century Fox. It was going to be a standalone movie that follows the X-Men character Gambit. It was imagined similarly to Deadpool in its raunchiness and humor.

While the 21st Century Fox team liked the idea, they wouldn’t fully approve if it’s Carolin or Tatum directing. Tatum said in a Variety interview,

They wanted anybody but us, essentially, because we had never directed anything.

Tatum really fell in love with the project so he decided that they will let someone else direct the movie.

The movie release date was set for March 2020, but sometime after, in 2017 Fox and Disney announced that they were in the process of a merger. Disney was going to take over key assets from 21st Century Fox. This means their film and television studios, all of their networks, and stakes in different companies.

Unfortunately, after the merger, the Gambit movie was one of the first projects that were canceled. This left Tatum feeling devastated and after this, he didn’t want to think about other potential Marvel movies that came his way. He said to Variety,

Once Gambit went away, I was so traumatized… I shut off my Marvel machine. I haven’t been able to see any of the movies. I loved that character. It was just too sad. It was like losing a friend because I was so ready to play him.

Hopefully, Tatum will get to play Gambit after all. What’s your take on it? Let us know in the comments below!

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