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Fox's "Gambit" movie may be in trouble, as a report says star Channing Tatum is close to exiting the long-discussed X-Men spinoff film.
The long-mused "Gambit" film is reportedly officially in motion, with a screenwriter hired and Channing Tatum on board to star and produce.
The actor hasn't signed on to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse just yet, but he assures "we're on the one-yard line."
The actor came close to playing Gambit in Brett Ratner's 2006 film, but then the character was written out of the script.
"X-Men" producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg say there is renewed hope for more spinoff films, mentioning Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique as a potential candidate.
X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner confesses, "I'm dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum,"
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner assures fans that the Wade Wilson they see in the long-gestating Deadpool will bear little resemblance to the one from X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- other than they're both played by Ryan Reynolds. She also reveals plans for X-Men 4 ... and X5.