DEADPOOL 3: Channing Tatum's Gambit Expected To Rock A Comic-Accurate Costume For MCU Debut

DEADPOOL 3: Channing Tatum's Gambit Expected To Rock A Comic-Accurate Costume For MCU Debut DEADPOOL 3: Channing Tatum's Gambit Expected To Rock A Comic-Accurate Costume For MCU Debut

Rumour has it Channing Tatum will finally play Gambit in Deadpool 3, and if a new rumour is to be believed, the actor is going to don the character's classic comic book costume. Read on for details...

By JoshWilding - Aug 13, 2023 10:08 AM EST
Filed Under: Deadpool & Wolverine

There was a time when Channing Tatum was locked in to play X-Men character Gambit in his own solo movie. Originally set for release in 2016, the project was hit by continuous creative issues and delays before the Disney/Fox merger sealed its fate when the spin-off, along with several other projects, was scrapped. 

Tatum has since shared his disappointment that he wasn't given the chance to take on the role of the fan-favourite mutant, but is now expected to receive a second chance in Deadpool 3.

According to one reliable online scooper, the plan is for Tatum to be decked out in a comic-accurate suit in the movie, news we're confident will many many of you very happy indeed. This is probably more than we could have hoped for from Fox's Gambit movie too. 

It's unclear how significant a role the actor will have in Deadpool 3, though we'd imagine him being a member of the X-Men alongside Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. James Marsden, Famke Janssen, and Halle Berry have been tapped to return as Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm respectively and are all expected to don their costumes from the comics. 

Taylor Kitsch previously played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but a splashy cameo from Tatum would be a fun way to give him a long-overdue chance to play the Cajun hero...and take full advantage of the potential Marvel's Multiverse has. 

Talking about missing out on starring in Gambit, Tatum previously said he was left "traumatized" by the experience, adding that he, "shut off [his] Marvel machine" and was unable to watch any of the other Marvel movies. Why? Because "I loved that character. It was just too sad. It was like losing a friend because I was so ready to play him."

Deadpool 3 is currently set to be released in theaters on May 3, 2024.

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Fogs - 8/13/2023, 10:55 AM
comicfan100 - 8/13/2023, 10:56 AM
A rumored plot point is that a huge chunk of this movie takes place on Earth-838. Judging from Prof X's look, it may have taken a route closer to the 90's animated series. Yellow suit Wolverine is also, most likely, from that universe. It's gonna be surreal seeing everyone is colorful, unique costumes on screen.
Vigor - 8/13/2023, 11:00 AM
@comicfan100 - if so. It would suggest Deadpool does jump over to the mcu, but now how we imagined. He will jump to the mcu but universe 838

It would take say, an incursory war of secretive nature to merge Deadpool into earth 616 proper
Ryguy88 - 8/13/2023, 11:29 AM
@comicfan100 - should be lots of fun
Feralwookiee - 8/13/2023, 12:11 PM
@comicfan100 - SPOILERS:

Everyone will be in costume or masked up for less than 10 minutes total and when they are in costume it'll only be to serve as the butt of jokes.

RokoVII - 8/13/2023, 3:06 PM
@comicfan100 - wait… has there been pics of Prof X that hes in the movie?
comicfan100 - 8/13/2023, 3:23 PM
@RokoVII - Multiverse of Madness Xavier
RokoVII - 8/13/2023, 5:03 PM
@comicfan100 - oh right 👍🏻
Simonsonrules - 8/13/2023, 10:23 PM
@Feralwookiee - Logged in for the first time in a while just to second this feral Wookie, who speaks the truth. There has never been a proper X Men movie and this will not be it. Also I hate Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, and chick peas. Goodnight.
Vigor - 8/13/2023, 10:57 AM
Gambit, hawkeye, were my favorite comic book characters. Hawkeye doesn't match his comic and animated counterparts but Kate bishop is making up for it.

I'm excited to see Channing Tatum play Gambit however
Shivermetimbers - 8/13/2023, 12:23 PM
@Vigor - yeah I felt like one of the few who was actually excited about that announced Gambit movie that never happened with Tatum. This would be cool to see him actually get to play the part after all. Even for an extended cameo.
Saga - 8/13/2023, 1:01 PM
@Vigor - Gambit one of My faves as well, i was looking forward to the movie with Channing. So painful hearing all the delays, especially Gore Vebirnsky dropping out that was exciting
Tasmaniac - 8/13/2023, 5:47 PM
@Vigor - My favourite too, I just never liked Tatum for the role. I wanted Travis Fimmel. Still, I’ll take what I can get at this point 😞
harryba11zack - 8/13/2023, 11:00 AM
Rumor has it that Josh is desperate for chicks and clicks.
Vigor - 8/13/2023, 11:01 AM
G'iah is coming back. But she will be demolished by someone from earth 838. My prediction. We need some heavy hitters introduced (even if theyre op) so that we can have some casualties in secret wars

Mark my words
HammerLegFoot - 8/13/2023, 11:01 AM
This is currently my number one most anticipated movie. So many "rumors" I just hope the fan boys will accept that we might not be getting all the "rumors" and "leaks" they are talking about. Basically a Multiverse of Madness 2.0. Even tho I like multiverse of madnesss
bobevanz - 8/13/2023, 11:33 AM
@HammerLegFoot - they set us for disappointment with these rumors, and the clowns dishing them out are making them up for clout. It's all screwed up
abd00bie - 8/13/2023, 11:05 AM
What about Rogue? Is she coming back?
KaptainKhaos - 8/13/2023, 11:11 AM

These Pooper Scooper articles are garbage
tmp3 - 8/13/2023, 11:18 AM
This movie just sounds like free guy 2.0
bobevanz - 8/13/2023, 11:33 AM
@tmp3 - that's what you get with Today's Brett Ratner lol
Truoptimusprime - 8/13/2023, 11:25 AM
Earth 838's Professor X is dead and they want revenge.... Avengers vs Xmen 😆 🤣
LordHarryLatts - 8/13/2023, 11:26 AM
DEADPOOL 3...starring everyone except for Deadpool.
DemonTweeks - 8/14/2023, 2:52 AM
@LordHarryLatts - na these cameos are going to be even shorter than X Force were around in DP2. Deadpool will kill most of them off pretty easily then probably make some reference about killing off the cameos quicker than Scarlet Witch managed
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 8/13/2023, 11:28 AM
Rumour = Bullshit
MosquitoFarmer - 8/13/2023, 11:30 AM
I still find them only officially announcing Jennifer Garner's Elektra appearing rather funny.
Polaris - 8/13/2023, 11:47 AM
@MosquitoFarmer - did they??
MosquitoFarmer - 8/13/2023, 12:13 PM
@Polaris - Well I suppose Marvel Studios didn't, but it was confirmed by all manner of different media outlets last month.
Polaris - 8/13/2023, 12:30 PM
@MosquitoFarmer - oh thanks! I've read the rumors but didn't know the confirmed it
bobevanz - 8/13/2023, 11:32 AM
This entire movie has been beyond spoiled, I hope all these rumors are bs. And what does this say for the site? The majority us of don't give af about baseless ads or scoops
bobevanz - 8/13/2023, 11:36 AM
Seriously what has this site become.....
ThorArms - 8/13/2023, 11:40 AM
Doomsday8888 - 8/13/2023, 11:57 AM
Tonic24k - 8/13/2023, 12:18 PM
As a HUGE Gambit fan, I've actually always liked this casting choice. He has the look and he can do a proper cajun accent from his upbringing in Louisiana.

That said, this multiverse shit is making me anxious as hell! Here we have the MCU, who blew past all other CBM Studios--Fox, Sony, etc--with their own unique characters done properly and now we're fvcking around with old universes I thought we were getting away from. This was the issue with Fox. They had this awful continutiy they created with themselves with two (or more) sets of the same character in different timelines. It was sloppy as hell and left us with no DEFINITIVE characters. (Obviously other than Wolverine who was the same actor even when others weren't; again sloppy as hell.)

Now I'm wondering if this is going to be like Reed Richards where they're casting a character for fans just as a one-time use. Either way, I can't help but feel like this is a mistake. I don't want a Gambit (and a Wolverine) from a different universe in the MCU. Especially before we even get the MCU X-Men proper!
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