The X-Men movie franchise has seen its share of success over the last several years and will expand even more. Some of that expansion includes the solo Gambit film coming out in October of 2016.
This year, 20th Century Fox studios is trying to market both the Fantastic Four reboot while filming X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool at the same time, while not forgetting about Wolverine 3 and Gambit’s solo movie. Channing Tatum will be playing the lead role in the movie, making it the third solo franchise film planned with X-Men.
A lot of work will be going into this project, since Gambit’s first on-screen appearance came in X-Men Origins: Wolverine back in 2009, but wasn’t the same person from the comics and animated television series that fans were asking for.
When asked, Tatum said that Gambit was one of his favorites because he felt was one of the most real X-Men to him.
The folks over at FreedomPop also wonder how Gambit fits into the bigger X-Men universe, and the solo movie may get a boost from having him make a cameo appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse.