Done deal...Wheather you like it or not Channing Tatum has closed the deal with 20th Century Fox on playing Gambit for a stand alone movie series.
"The move comes despite reports that his participation in the 'X-Men' spinoff was in danger.
Channing Tatum has closed a deal to star in Gambit, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff movie.
The move, which was widely expected, contradicts reports that appeared last week suggesting the actor would exit the project after failing to come to terms with Fox.
Sources say that Tatum and the studio did hit a sensitive spot in negotiations, but such back-and-forth is a normal part of top-level talent dealmaking. The Magic Mike star's participation hardly was in any real danger because the actor already had invested quite a bit in the superhero part. Tatum has been attached to the movie (loosely then officially) as both actor and producer for a few years and even made a surprise appearance at Fox’s X-Men panel at Comic-Con in July."
The Hollywood Reporter