To make everyone’s life easier, here is a timeline of all the future Marvel and DC movies that will be coming out (as of Jan 7, 2015):
Avengers: Age of Ultron: May 1
Ant-Man: July 17
Fantastic Four: August 7
Deadpool: Feb 12
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: March 25
Captain America: Civil War: May 6
X-Men: Apocalypse: May 27
Suicide Squad: Aug 5
Gambit: Oct 7
Doctor Strange: Nov 4
Sinister Six: Nov 11
Wolverine 3: March 3
Guardians of the Galaxy 2: May 5
Fantastic Four 2: June 2
Wonder Woman: June 23
Thor: Ragnaror: July 28
Black Panther: Nov 3
Justice League: Nov 23
The Flash: March 23
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1: May 4
Man of Steel 2: May
Captain Marvel: July 6
Unknown X-Men Movie: July 13
Aquaman: July 27
Inhumans: Nov 2
Shazam: April 19
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2: May 3
Justice League 2: June 14
Cyborg: April 3
Green Lantern: June 19
There are a few movies that are slated to come out but we don’t have official release dates:
Female Lead Spider-Man spin-off
Amazing Spider-Man 3
There are a few movies that are rumored but we don’t have any release information on:
Justice League Dark
Untitled Superman Movie
Untitled Batman Movie
The rumor going around a few months ago was that Channing Tatum had expressed interest in playing Gambit in the X-Men franchise. He even went as far as to meet with producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the role. It has officially been confirmed that he will be playing Gambit in an upcoming X-Men movie. Donner has this to say on a red carpet interview:
“He’s a rogue, Channing — he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action, we all know that. And he’s got a really good heart … I think he’ll be great for Gambit.”
As we all know Tatum has a love for the Cajun mutant:
“Gambit is the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean, I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess just being from down South; my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida. I don’t know, I just related to him … I would die to play him.”
Tatum had mentioned months ago that he was working on his Cajun accent.
No word yet if he will be playing in a solo film or if he will be a character in X-Men: Age of Apocalypse. Singer had already expressed interest in possibly putting Gambit in Age of Apocalyspse. We might see a solo movie for Gambit after X-Men: Age of Apocalypse.
What do you think about Channing Tatum taking on the role of Gambit? I like his enthusiasm for the role, that makes me think he will take the role seriously. Based on that I am willing to reserve opinion until I see him in action.
Channing Tatum might be in talks to play Gambit. Apparently, Channing Tatum met with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner about playing Gambit.
Tatum is apparently dying to play Gambit:
“Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean, I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess just being from being down South – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know, I just related to him. He’s just kind of suave … He’s the most un-X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men, other than maybe Wolverine, who’s like the anti-hero. He’s a thief. He’s not even, like, a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of gray. … He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff, so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a good moral center …”
Tatum would love for the movie to happen, he is even working on his accent.
What do you think of Tatum being Gambit? I think he might be able to do it, he has the build. I would have to hear the accent to be sure, but he seems to really want the role. He is already practicing his accent for a movie he has not even been cast to yet. His enthusiasm makes me think that he would actually do a really good job.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be the third film in this X-Men prequel series. X-Men: Apocalypse will be a sequel to First Class, not a follow-up to Days of Future Past. The movie will take place in the 80’s and will obviously be taking cues from the comic series Age of Apocalypse.
Singer is saying that we might be seeing Gambit and a young Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse. I wonder if that means if we will see Taylor Kitsch reprise his role as Gambit. I will admit, I liked his Gambit; he could bring more life to the character.
Would you want to see Gambit and a young Nightcrawler in the next X-Men movie?