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Channing Tatum thinks solo 'Gambit' movie could stand to be an origin film

According to Metro on Sunday, "Jupiter Ascending's" Channing Tatum is hopeful that the future "Gambit" movie could do well for starters as a stand alone origin film. Though nothing has been confirmed yet, Tatum admits to having a great desire to play the Marvel Studios role, but it also back in May producer Lauren Shuler-Donner confirmed that he will be playing the Gambit character.

Actor Channing Tatum attends the New York screening of '22 Jump Street' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 4, 2014 in New York City.
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Tatum does mention that he thinks the "Gambit" movie could work in the same fashion as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie where Logan reaches an agreement with William Styker to make him virtually indestructible by grafting adamantium to his bones. Logan later comes upon the Gambit character, played by Taylor Kitsch, for the purpose of finding the research location where Stryker is conducting his experiments.

One may wonder if the origin of Remy LeBeau will pick up from that point in the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" film or go further back than that, but in the comic book world, LeBeau roots do stem from New Orleans. Logan also encounters him on the streets of the same city and has a little tussle with the thieving New Orleans poker player. But Logan's fight isn't with Gambit, but the even bigger threat is his nemesis Sabretooth.

Tatum says nothing has been confirmed how the story of Remy will play out, and as with most actors, they are pretty much tight-lipped or aren't even privy to the inner workings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"Obviously there’s nothing official. There are only conversations and dreams right about now, really."

Although, during a "22 Jump Street" interview Tatum does confirm it will probably be a solo film that will make its debut before Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Apocalypse" and for those who aren't familiar with the ancient mutant, he and the four horsemen make their brief appearance at the end of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is currently out in theaters everywhere and has brought in around $600 million at the box office.

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