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Gambit (film)
Director: Doug Liman
Writer(s): Story by:
Chris Claremont
Screenplay by:
Josh Zetumer
Expected Release: October 7, 2016
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Gambit is an upcoming film now in development as part of the X-Men franchise.


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Production History

Prodcer Lauren Shuler Donner declared that Gambit is one of her favorite X-Men characters, and a film for him would be considered depending on the success of Wolverine.[1] It was announced by Donner that Channing Tatum will be portraying Gambit in both 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse and the stand alone solo film with Simon Kinberg producing.[2][3][4]

In October 2014, it was announced Gambit was moving forward and that a story treatment by Marvel comics writer Chris Claremont, as well as a screenplay by Josh Zetumer.[5]

In January 2015, it was reported that the film is scheduled for an October 7, 2016 release.[6]

In June 2015, it was revealed that Doug Liman will be directing.[7]

In August 2015, Tatum was confirmed to star and produce the film, with the opition for him to be involved in other X-Men films.[8]


Filming is slated to begin in late October/November in New Orleans, Louisiana.[9]


  • Channing Tatum auditioned for the role in X-Men: The Last Stand. He told Total Films in an interview that he has wanted to play the character since he was young.
  • Tatum said that he was reading up on speaking Cajun in 2014 in preparation for the film.
  • Chris Claremont, who co-created Gambit with Jim Lee wrote a story treatment for the film.
  • Taylor Kitsch wanted to reprise his role of Gambit, in which he was portrayed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but Fox wanted someone else to take over the role. Channing Tatum then was cast in the role.
  • The film's code name during filming was "Chess".
  • Bennett Miller, Darren Aronofsky, J.C. Chandor and Gareth Evans were offered to direct but passed on the film.
  • This will be Gambit's second film appearance after X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He was considered to appear in X-Men.
  • Before Léa Seydoux was cast as Bella Donna, Rebecca Ferguson and Abbey Lee were considered for the role.
  • Rupert Wyatt' was originally hired to direct the film, but dropped out due to schedule conflicts.
  • When Rupert Wyatt dropped out of the director's position, the short list of directors considered to replace him included: F. Gary Gray, Shane Black, Joe Cornish and Doug Liman. In the end, Liman was chosen to helm the film.
  • After starring in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Spectre, Léa Seydoux will be the fifth multi-franchise actress to star in an X-Men movie. The first actress is Famke Janssen, the second is Halle Berry, the third is Jennifer Lawrence and the fourth is Gina Carano.
  • Doug Liman was previously on the short list to direct The Wolverine after original director, Darren Aronofsky, dropped out of the film. However, James Mangold was eventually chosen to direct.
  • Doug Liman will be the third multi-franchise director to direct an X-Men movie. The first was Bryan Singer and the second is Brett Ratner.
  • Anna Paquin who played Rogue in X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past confirmed on twitter that she will not appear in the film. However, Paquin later clarified that what she meant was that she did not know whether or not the character would be in the film.


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X-Men films
Released X-Men | X2 | The Last Stand | First Class | Days of Future Past | Apocalypse | Dark Phoenix
Development The New Mutants | X-Force | Other
Wolverine films
Released X-Men Origins: Wolverine | The Wolverine | Logan
Deadpool films
Released Deadpool | Deadpool 2
Films X-Men | X2 | X-Men: The Last Stand | X-Men Origins: Wolverine | X-Men: First Class | The Wolverine
X-Men: Days of Future Past | Deadpool | X-Men: Apocalypse | Logan | Deadpool 2 | Dark Phoenix
Development The New Mutants| Gambit | X-Force | Other
Characters Earth-10005/Characters
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