Channing Tatum has played various roles, but there is one that he most wants is to become a mutant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The 41-year-old actor was offered to play the character Gambit from the X-Men universe in his solo film. The news has appeared since 2014 but there is no clarity or continuation of the project until now.
It also made him traumatized by superhero films, especially those produced by Marvel Studios. Channing Tatum also admitted it in an interview with Variety recently.
Even Jessie J’s ex-girlfriend took the initiative by inviting her colleague, Reid Carolin, to direct the film. Unfortunately, there was no response from Marvel.
“The studio really didn’t want us to direct it. They wanted someone other than us, because we’ve never directed anything,” he said.
He also opened up about the script and the storyline that Reid wanted to make. He thought the script was very good and he fell in love with it. Not only that, they also brought Gambit characters like Deadpool with a romantic comedy and labeled as an adult because it is full of action and bloody scenes.
Channing Tatum also admitted that he had almost started production of the film and had already done the casting before being interrupted by Disney’s purchase of Fox.
“We’re one step away. We’ve done the casting. We’ve opened a production office and want to shoot in New Orleans,” he explained.
This caused Gambit production to be disrupted and discontinued. Channing Tatum was so upset that he decided not to watch Marvel films.
“After Gambit was canceled, I was traumatized. I was so upset that I didn’t want to watch Marvel movies, especially The Avengers,” he concluded.