One of the more troubled projects in the Fox Marvel Universe has been Gambit, which currently has neither a director nor a release date. But it does still have a star: speaking with reporters at the Television Critics Association (TCA) presentations over the weekend, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler-Donner — who is involved with all the Fox Marvel properties — confirmed that Channing Tatum is still attached to play the Ragin’ Cajun.
At least for now he is. Shuler-Donner gave no further details on the film, and one would imagine that Tatum can only spin his wheels for so long if something doesn’t move soon. The project has already blown through two directors, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), and has yet to secure a replacement.
There have been rumors of Tatum jumping ship given the uncertainty of the whole thing, but for now he’s still on board. If Gambit is to move forward, it will have to find its place on an already crowded Fox Marvel schedule that will see New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and the next X-Men movie all beginning production sometime in the next year.